Hard Horizons (paperback)Paperback B format 128 x 198 mm. 82 pages. Full colour cover.
The magisterial Geoff Page’s twenty second poetry collection finds him in a contemplative mood – intimations, if not of mortality itself then certainly of a restless peace and a robust frailty. His fine eye for locality and fine ear for the vernacular are operating in full force, and the poetry ranges from the playful light verse that conjures up a broad smile to an altogether deeper mode, often reaching back into history, which might just as easily bring forth a long, deep knowing sigh.