The Footing: a selection of comments and reviews
‘A truly excellent anthology of poems on walking – edgeland to riparian zone, day and night, past and present…’ – David Borthwick
‘Superbly designed and produced – can’t recommend it highly enough! The book’s production qualities are exemplary – the binding, the paper, the dust-jacket design, the typeface… Many favourite walks to return to again and again. A great collection.’ – Ian Buckley
‘A handsomely produced volume; the connections and contrasts between the various poetic responses to the theme of walking have been skilfully interwoven by Brian Lewis’ thoughtful and precise editing. Highly recommended!’ – Paul Evans
‘A beautiful anthology.’ – Kate Garrett
‘A beautiful volume, lovingly packaged. I have already enjoyed many of the poems and am looking forward to reading more.’ – Ailsa Holland
‘Beautifully put together… a real triumph.’ – Brian Lavelle
‘What a book! Walking-writing as a collective act, as it should be.’ – Robert Macfarlane
‘A joy.’ – Marianthi Makra
‘A thing of beauty.’ – Jean McEwan
‘A beautiful new anthology; poems of walking and landscape and the synergy between the two.’ – Ian McMillan
‘The best new poetry anthology I read this year is The Footing from Longbarrow Press.’ – Billy Mills, Guardian contributor
‘Definitely recommended… Finished reading my copy the other day and thought it contained some real gems. Great anthology.’ – Helen Mort, Derbyshire Poet Laureate
‘The Footing is a resounding success. Flights, traverses, paths of destruction, night walks and new stories…’ – Eloise Roberts
Billy Mills‘ review of The Footing (for Sabotage) appears here.
David Borthwick‘s review of The Footing (for ecoartscotland) appears here.
Studies In Travel Writing includes The Footing in its Travel Books 2013 survey.
Irregular Margins names The Footing as Anthology of the Year in its Poetry Highlights of 2013.