"Ms Wroe’s is a rare and beautiful telling. She takes the miracles of St Francis and sings them in four keys"
— The Economist
"this passionate series of engagements with the life of St Francis will stay in my mind for a very long time — I hope forever"
— The Spectator
"moving and engrossing: a ballsy move on the part of Robin Robertson that has, on the whole, paid off"
— Times Literary Supplement
"There are some lovely, accomplished short poems buried in The Long Take. But... it doesn’t quite hang together. "
— The Times
"Tempest tends to be at her best when she builds up a head of steam... where lines and lines of tightly-coiled verse come tumbling out of her with a cumulative force that’s impossible to resist."
— The Scotsman
"irresistible poems of heartbreak"
— The Daily Telegraph