Seamus Heaney – Seeing Things
Faultless work. A collection that set him on his way to his Nobel Prize.
Gillian Clarke – Ice
Not a word out of place. Great balance, structure, the poet’s best book.
RS Thomas – Collected Poems
Over 500 pages. A fantastic read. One of Wales most important figures. At times his work is simply written, but what power.
Ted Hughes – Bestiary
His best work. I don’t think you can read poetry without reading Ted Hughes at some point.
Robert Frost – Collected Poems
Gareth lives in Wales. He has his second collection out in June by Futurecycle called Shadows of Tryfan.