A glorious collection of bird poems old and new arranged by taxonomy.
'There are roughtly ten thousand species of birds in the world. Perhaps one thousand of these have been mentioned in poetry. Here we have gathered poems written in English on just one hundred species or so.' - Tim Dee
Some of the most ethereal verse ever written' - Sunday Telegraph
'A rich and sustaining larder, a marvellously realized sourcebook of flights of feathered fancy' - Guardian
'A life-affirming celebration of the commonplace yet enduringly mysterious creatures we share this world with and the poetry they have inspired' - Daily Telegraph