“These are not just poems of place, they are about our relationship with the natural world; human purpose and design co-exist with something deeper and more elemental in this collection. Surman writes with an acute ear. He is detailed and exact and he has a knack of catching precise moments in an unforgettable way. He is the ‘observer unobserved’ investigating borderlands where change is incremental and sometimes reversible: ‘I welcome ruin: the slow growth of wilderness and peace’. It is through stillness and peace that he explores what he calls the perfection of living.”
Places is published by Oversteps Books.
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