I bought a copy of John Clegg’s first collection “Antler” while browsing the Salt Publishing website. I think I liked the cover. But I am really glad I did buy it; it’s a superbly cohesive first collection and really ought to be a contender for the Forward Prize. My reivew of the collection (with photo of the jolly cover) appears as my first review for Dr Fulminare’s excellent poetry site – I’m so glad to be working with him – and you can see it here:
Clegg’s editor, Roddy Lumsden (look how I am a namedropper) told me that he’s never had to do so little editing. Clegg’s poems appeared fully-formed from the reindeer’s very skull. Don’t argue, just buy this one.