Another powerful collection from the poet who launched the Picador poetry list; Robin Robertson's new collection reveals the same talent we saw in his debut, A Painted Field. His main subject is his own detached, fierce, Scottish eye: on landscape and sea, on love, sex, and violence. He uses language brilliantly-deadpan, tense, precise; unforgiving. Robin Robertson's first collection won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and really launched the Picador poetry list. It received tremendous reviews and Robin is a very well known name both as a poetry editor (at Jonathan Cape) and a poet in his own right. He is guaranteed coverage in the national press and should be very popular as a reader at festivals.