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Bernard O’Donoghue “The imagery is always  interesting…expresses what is most important in the world” Collections Collections Jackie Wills “Quiet meditations insist you return to them”

At times impassioned, at others frail, Byard’s verse memorably locates our position in the world’  - The New Statesman


 ‘Monsters,  real and imaginary, …and the flickering, averted eyes of a boy-policeman’  - The Telegraph


 ‘a comprehensive understanding of structure ….crafting individual lines as if they were miniature poems’  - Poetry Review


 ‘quiet meditations insist you return to them’  - Warwick Review


 ‘Couched in this profound but accessible collection one finds a re-setting of intellectual history’  - Oxford Magazine


 ‘unsettling and uncanny… occupy those contested spaces beyond our domestic thresholds’  - Poor Rude Lines


 ‘Excellent’  - Oxford Times


 ‘Byard…tells a large story through a singular moment’  - Poetry Salzburg


‘fine-hewn, often funny, sometimes devastating…full of sideway looks at life.’

- Myslexia