Terry Breverton is well
known as a tireless recorder of welsh achievements in many fields. In this poetry
collection, he allows us a glimpse of the tumultuous feelings that drive him. A tortured
energy rushes through this book. There is bitter anger, a keen sense of injustice,
national pride, compassion, fear of loss. The images whirl. He jokes and parodies, he gets
drunk on words; and there are quieter moments too. Sometimes he gives us a long 'found
poem' like his 'inventory' of statistics about the suffering of the miners of South Wales,
where the plainly stated facts are the agonised poem; or his final 'partial list of
endangered species' with their evocative and often musical names. It is good to know that
out of this turmoil have come - and are still coming - books so positive in their
celebration of Wales, its people, history religion and arts." - Ruth Bidgood.
His poetry has been recommended by the Nobel Laureate R. S. Thomas and the Poet
Laureate Ted Hughes.