In Unsettled Accounts Tony Lucas demonstrates his consistently luminous and observant poetry that encompasses change and yet recognises the stillness of people and the environment in which they live.
He reminds us that we all have a span and living is a form of unfinished business; and that progress is not always progress.
Rupert Loydell of Stride Publications says:
“Tony Lucas’ poetry is made from the slow simmering of words and experience. It is not a radical or loudmouth, attention-seeking poetry, but a carefully hewn and crafted poetry that is quietly unsettling, and sometimes devastating, in its wisdom and perception. These characters, places, these word pictures, will remain lodged in the mind of the reader long after the physical book has been put aside. Lucas really is a poetry masterchef.”
David Grubb, Poet and Editor says:
“Tony Lucas has a way of pinning down his subject matter and then he swiftly sets about unsettling our preconceptions, showing other ways of seeing, catching shadows and new shapes. The result is poetry that teases out, has an attractive tension, demands close attention, and keeps discovering.”