If, as has been said, Sant is “an important, innovative poet” with a “penetrating
eye for the hidden geometries of meaning” it is because, whatever his subject, the
vision it draws out of him is there to be his and the subject, like the insight, has
come as naturally to him as leaves are to trees.
– Elizabeth Knottenbelt, Agenda
Andrew Sant writes intellectually compelling and formally taut poems … made
possible when an exceptional facility with language collides with everyday subjects.
– Brian Henry, Poetry Nation Review
Sant’s accomplished, cosmopolitan style gains from repeated exposure. “Pleasure”
has been a word much trivialised of late when talking about poetry, but Sant’s
poems provide that all-too-rare commodity.
– Nicholas Birns, Verse
In what is now a significant body of work we should see Andrew Sant, in this new
book, in its approachable eloquence and its formal and musical intelligence as, in
his phrase, a new “passport into immersion”.
– Adam Phillips, The Guardian
One of Sant’s great gifts is his ability to wed naturalness with thematic abstraction
… This is poetry for lending, sharing, travelling – this collection wants to move.
– Lucy Van, Cordite
Perhaps what makes Sant a distinctive and distinguished poet is his craftsmanship
… Poem after poem radiates a quickened, nervous energy and an active sense of
engagement with the task and processes of apprehending the world.
– Paul Hetherington, Australian Book Review
Andrew Sant’s new collection is seriously good … In a book crammed with
excellent poems it’s difficult to point to any without feeling others deserve equal
attention. – John Lucas, Critical Survey