The Brittle Sea


This long awaited selection from Paul Henry’s work confirms a unique voice in contemporary poetry.

Readers can acquaint themselves with Henry’s vast gallery of characters, from the boy having his hair cut in “Daylight Robbery” to the ghosts of his long, Newport poem, “Between Two Bridges”. The new poems include “Steel” and a moving elegy for the painter Anthony Goble. Here is an essential book from the purest of lyric poets.

Seren 2010

‘The greatest gift is a passion for reading’
Elizabeth Hardwick