Sailing to Hokkaido by Joseph Woods

“These are likeable open-handed poems, inviting us into the poet’s experiences – both as foreign journeys and as explorations of language and verse techniques.”

Poetry Ireland Review 72

“Wood favours, not always but frequently, the terseness of the double-line stanza. This lends a stripped down, minimalist almost haiku-like nature to the work… all in all a fine first collection from an open and embracing poetic imagination.”

Books Ireland March 02