‘These are poems that hold words to the light until they flash with sudden truth’
– Andrew McCulloch, on ‘Gopagilla’ (2012), Times Literary Supplement.
‘ Highly imaginative and something of a high wire act.. a vivid collection’
– Warwick Review, on ‘The Sun Bathers’
‘ Filled with invention, exceptional skill and rueful humour’. – Peter Carpenter, Under The Radar on ‘The Sun Bathers’
‘The Great Animator- a modern lyricism that’s fiercely human. Top pick for 2017’ Mark Fiddes.
‘ Every other line offers something in language we can revel in, smile at, whisper in pleasure as we read. Some lines feel like sonic ball-pools we can roll around in, emerging for air only as they resolve.’ Noel Williams, on ‘The Great Animator’ The North Issue 58
‘This collection is muscular yet contains vulnerability… It seems to me that Marshall has
found his real, true, honest voice in this collection. He has stood in the stream of himself to find natural, instinctive flow of the voice within. What a joy it is to read his findings.’
The Interpreter’s House, Richard Skinner on ‘The Great Animator’.
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