A compelling multi-layered narrative set in the early years of the Cold War from the award-winning Scottish poet.
J.O. Morgan lives on a small farm in the Scottish Borders. He is the author of five collections of poetry, each a single book-length poem- Natural Mechanical (2009), which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, its sequel, Long Cuts (2011), shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Award, At Maldon (2013), shortlisted for the Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year Award, In Casting Off and Interference Pattern, shortlisted for the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize.
"I seriously doubt I will read a more significant book of poetry this year. The finale is truly affecting, a plangent and profound speck of light." -- Stuart Kelly * Scotsman * "[JO Morgan's] remarkable new book Assurances [is] a gripping narrative poem." -- Tristram Fane Saunders * Telegraph *