The Making of Poetry in the press

31 May 2019

The Making of Poetry in the press

Although it's official release is 4 June, Adam Nicholson's magical account of the year Wordsworth and Coleridge spent together in Somerset has received critical acclaim. 

The text is accompanied by a series of woodcuts created by Tom Hammick made from the fallen timber in the park at Alfoxden where the Wordsworths lived. 

Read the reviews online below:

The Spectator read the full review here 

Evening Standard read the full review here

The Guardian read the full review here 


Join us to celebrate the release of The Making of Poetry, Tuesday 4 June at Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street W1S 3LZ, from 6.30-9PM. 

Order your copy of the book here.

Selected Woodcuts 


In the High Mountains, 2019
Reduction woodcut
29.5 x 37.5 cm


The Vision of Completeness, 2019
Reduction woodcut
38.5 x 29.5 cm


Frost at Midnight, 2018
Edition variable woodcut
46 x 51 cm


And the Moon Sails On, 2019
49 x 33 cm


Set Sail by Silent Moonlight, 2019
55 x 36 cm


Creaking Rook, 2019
Reduction woodcut
33 x 48 cm

All images (c) Tom Hammick, courtesy of Flowers Gallery London and New York, all rights reserved Bridgeman Images