A dazzling, innovative storehouse of delight - a poetic adventure that explores the intimacy, attachment and passions that exist between plants and human beings. Legris has forged a collection that digs its fingers into the soil, that is root-linked, green hearted, made of the earth.
[Legris] offers the reader a "physic" in its archaic sense, as remedies for ailments... Bookish gardeners will delight in this playful modern-day florilegium
'In this bright, blazing book of poems, Sylvia Legris throws language into new and revelatory relations ... Garden Physic brings to the ecological poem a language lush enough to be arrested by, to be changed by, to get lost in. I adore it'
Sylvia Legris on Granta.com
Poetry | The Online Edition
‘Carboniferous cockroach. / Gregarious cockroach.’
Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition
Best Book of 1891: The Birds of Manitoba
‘During the pandemic, birds (along with many insects and wild plants) have landed in my life and poems again.’