The Coastal Path  

Headland, 1996, £ 6.96, ISBN 0-903074-87-7

Sample poems from The Coastal Path: HOOPS  
  Sestina for the six wives

‘There’s a wealth of forms on offer – sestinas, sonnets, quatrains, couplets rhymed and unrhymed, free verse, even a concrete poem – and an impressive energy running through them, making this Greening’s finest collection to date.’

William Scammell, The Independent on Sunday


‘Informed by an alert intelligence and an inventiveness that persuades the reader into the texture... It’s a refreshing book and whirls you along like a stimulating good companion’

Eddie Wainwright, Envoi


‘An enviable talent for combining traditional form with a contemporary idiom... The Coastal Path evinces both sophistication and simplicity, and an unselfconscious delight in the playfulness of words’

Ann Midgly, New Welsh Review


‘Those who don’t know his work should start here!’

Glyn Pursglove, Acumen