This Life, This Life
'Andrew Greig is a Scottish poet of sensitivity and resilience. He deals with high-risk situations - from mountaineering to love - and is particularly good at presenting the gamut of feelings involved in rites of passage: high endeavour, commitment, holding back, drift, release' - Edwin Morgan. 'When I first read the poems, I started writing down the ones I was really impressed by, but I gave that up after I'd written down 4 of the first 5. I doubt if there is a weak one in the collection. They interest me for their subject-matter and use of it - very subtle, often very unexpected, always on a nicely serious level, not without wit' - Norman MacCaig 'It is now a commonplace to say that most exciting new writing comes from north of the Border. If further proof were needed, Greig provides it' - Erica Wagner, The Times. 'A lyric poet of rare gusto' - Peter Porter, Observer 'I regret to say my students prefer your Western Swing to Gunslinger' - Ed Dorn.