New Poetry : Iceland Spar  








‘Beyond the admirable craftsmanship that characterises almost all of his work, one of Greening’s great strengths is his historical imagination, particularly his ability to strike poetic sparks by (as it were) the rubbing together of two or more disparate historical periods.’ (Glyn Pursglove, Acumen)


‘He acknowledges that those sagas these days reaer their heads mostly in ‘the shape of fat, black Penguin/translations of Laxdaela, Njal or Egil’ and there’s humour, too, as ‘the goodness is/frozen and hurried/by motorway in vans/marked ICELAND PLC’, a map which inevitably shows ‘Here be Dragons’ and a glorious pun on pillbox.’  Keith Richmond , Tribune.