A Voyage to Babylon
Maclean Dubois 2013.
Distributed by Birlinn Ltd.
A Voyage to Babylon begins with a sequence of poems about Scotland’s Covenanters. Henry recreates this dramatic period through the lives of some of the characters caught up in the events. Henry’s book also contains a wide range of other poetry, in particular celebrating the West and East coasts of Scotland, his beloved Uists and the land of his childhood.
'This new collection of poems, the latest in a torrent of creativity that has inspired Marsh’s writing over the last few years, contains some of his finest work to date. For its gravity, its understanding, and its sheer beauty, A Voyage to Babylon must surely take its place amongst the very best achievements of any contemporary poet writing in English.'
Alexander McCall Smith.