Chrys Salt’s new collection has a wonderful warmth and immediacy- sometimes elegiac, always imbued with humour and humanity. Grass addresses big themes about the value and purpose of poetry through everyday observations of society, politics and family, offering a perfect prelude to the central poem, Weaver of Grass which questions the meaning and purpose of the act of creation itself. Seriously good. Thoroughly individual.
‘I was beguiled and delighted by the clear, unfacile fluency of her writing voice....her work will become widely known and loved, popular, because it speaks of past forms in a language so finely tuned it appears natural’ (Review in Ambit of Chrys Salt’s first collection).