A tone of domestic awareness which never drifts into the mawkish, a quiet register of the relationship between humans and time. Wilson understands the fact that ‘objects contain absent people’.
Ian Brinton, The Use of English, on Full Stretch
In both style and content a mix of casual and formal. All the poems feel genuinely personal. Anthony Wilson’s poetry has an easy-going surface but a thoughtful interior.
Paul Munden, The North, on Nowhere Better Than This
Anthony Wilson’s acute and astute observations are witty, humorous and often poignant. He looks at what it means to occupy various roles as son, brother, father, husband, teacher —and the best of these poems create a finely balanced tension, tantalizing, resonant.
Catherine Smith, The Frogmore Papers, on Nowhere Better Than This
Shaped by wit and compassion, Anthony Wilson’s work creates a more rounded picture of a full life than most poetry dreams of.
Mark Robinson, Scratch, on How Far From Here is Home?
Economical, witty and observant. An habitual and natural delicacy covers the more primitive emotions that thrive beneath the Carver-like surface.
Marita Over, Ambit, on How Far From Here is Home?
An inspired compilation
Times Educational Supplement, on The Poetry Book for Primary Schools
Makes for inspiring reading and gives a clearer definition of the world of creativity, while also offering coherent maps to navigate it.
Huw Thomas, Times Educational Supplement, on Creativity in Primary EducationFollow @awilsonpoet