This new collection from Graham Mort selects work from five previous collections and adds a substantial section of new poems. From early lyrics focused in the natural world, he quickly developed his own distinctive narrative style, encompassing a sharp eye for detail, an acute grasp of character, and a wonderful ability to evoke atmosphere and situation …
Review from Edinburgh Review
“Graham Mort is a deeply engaged poet."
“This collection is distinguished by the way it conveys Mort’s engagement with people, places, nature, history.”
“Hard won, it is the work of a writer whose poems are beautifully wrought and yet underpinned by a sense of life’s inherent complexities.”
“It is, finally, a collection to read and return to for its unpretentious wisdom”.
“Mort has always been a master of technique, of ‘show not tell’, and his poems evoke the noises and smells of other countries, the unique atmosphere of other lives and times”
Anna Crowe, Edinburgh Review, Jan 2008
Review from Poetry Review
“Graham Mort’s Visibility: New and Selected Poems continues the upward trajectory of Seren’s production values.”
“quiet but subtly transforming, even subversive, lines”
“strikingly brave, but also exact. Poem after poem in this admirable Selected pushes at the boundaries of Mort’s language – which is entirely his own.”
Tim Liardet, Poetry Review Volume 98.2, Summer 2008
Review from The Guardian
This book, which showcases a selection of poems from five earlier collections alongside a generous tranche of new work, perfectly exhibits the blend of formal scrupulousness, sensory evocation and intellectual rigour that has shaped his reputation. A master technician, Mort forswears flash and glamour in favour of an architectural attention to the relationship between form and language, fitting words to lines with a dexterous fluency.
Sarah Crown, The Guardian.