- Andrew Forster (a published student)
- January 2010
- Flambard Press
About the publication
Andrew Forster's second collection explores what it means to make a home in a particular place, and the relationship with the environment that this implies. Much of the collection is set in the remote former mining village of Leadhills in south-west Scotland, where these questions are encountered daily. The poems delve into the landscape, history and natural history of Leadhills, its surrounding area and beyond, looking at the uneasy balance of our relationship with nature.
His descriptions of country life through the seasons offer an evocative perspective on living amidst the forces of nature, which can both inspire and oppress in equal measure.Poetry Book Society
Forster is very good at detail and his use of language is accurate and understated.Jonathan Davidson, The North