Paul Sutherland is a much read and respected poet as well as a workshop leader. Many of the poems in this collection have appeared in noted literary magazines and the final series in the book was previously published as a stand-alone work. Readers of Sutherland's work will have high expectations of this collection and they will not be disappointed. Children’s Routes and Red Streamers is an immersive work that aims an observant eye at the legacy that children inherit from previous generations. The work is a reflection of both personal experience and a philosophical worldview.
Sutherland is as much inwardly as he is outwardly reflective on matters of heart and place. A writer of considerable talent and grace you are always rewarded with reading his poetry and prose.
Antony R. Owen
(Author Nagasaki Elders, was short-listed for the Ted Hughes Prize 2018.)
Sutherland’s subject matter and moods are constantly moving in totally unpredictable directions, evoking the mystery which lies, after all, at the heart of all poetic creation.
(Professor of Journalism, University of Lincoln. Visiting professor, Liverpool Hope University)