"Gowrie's poems--utterly free from any querulous or self-pitying role--touch the reader's own heart as they give voice to the 'poor, bare, forked' individuals who are enmeshed in the tubes and wires of machine-age medicine."—Times Literary Supplement
Grey Gowrie was born in Dublin in 1939. He made his home in Ireland until 1983 when he moved to the Welsh Marches. He taught English and American literature at Harvard and University College London; he has also been a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council of England, and Provost of the Royal College of Art.