Tom Weston’s previous book, What Is Left Behind, was long-listed for the 2018 Ockham Book Awards.
Praise for What Is Left Behind:
‘Weston’s assured hand is felt but remains just out of sight. There is a lightness to the way he presents a scene or introduces a specific detail, guiding our attention without overly controlling whatever meaning we might take from one of his poems. … Weston’s use of language is crisp and tight without feeling overworked or calculated, lending his poems a certain poise and stability. … Weston is a poet of great intelligence and insight — this is a collection to savour and take your time with.’ — Chris Tse, Landfall