Nonsense, Nick Ascrofts second collection of poems, triumphantly delivers on the promise of his first. These are poems of startling virtuosity and disconcerting humour; but they are far from nonsense, repeatedly bringing the reader up short with a serious message or emotional charge.
Praise for From the Author of.
His fresh verbal discoveries are as irrepressible as puppies. They jump up and lick your ear every line or three.
Beck Ritchie OTAGO DAILY TIMES
Ascrofts poems rattle with a vigour that is often absent in the thin-lipped quatrains of his peers.
Tim Wilson METRO