Hailed for its "enormous skill and verve" (The Guardian), its "seriousness and moral urgency" (The Independent), Landing Light is one of the most important and resonant poetry collections to come out of Britain in recent years.
Praise for Don Paterson:
"America is in for a delightful treat now that the work of Scottish poet Don Paterson is within its easy reach. A perfect blend of light and dark humor, his poems combine the mordant with the celebratory, the sweetness of the heart with the bitter taste of experience. Most of all, he knows how to write poems in which every line is awake, every one composed with care and a billiard-player's feel for the way language can spin us subtly this way and that."--Billy Collins
"It's a long time since I've been knocked sideways by a book of poems, but the life, energy, verbal precision, and inventiveness of Don Paterson's Landing Light kept me awake at night. It changes my view of the whole landscape of British poetry for the better."—A.S. Byatt, The Guardian
"Don Paterson is fantastic. Landing Light is his new collection and you must buy it and read it. This is supple, sinewy language, fighting cliche and familiarity. Everything about this poet is good—in the mouth, in the heart, on the palms of your hands. He is tattoo and taste. Wear him, think him, read him, know him."—Jeanette Winterson