Everyone knows the old song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". John Heath-Stubbs has written 12 poems for these 12 days
Michael Meyer, The Guardian
One of the leading poets of his generation, he believed his progressive blindness stimulated his imagination. John Heath-Stubbs provided a link to poetry as it was before modernism and the second world war, and to a form that predated the emergence of English as a language, the epic. None the less, he was no reactionary, but a major poet who displayed considerable versatility in his prolific output, which continued till the end of the 20th century.
Arthur Moyse, Freedom
The pleasure for me in reading these well produced books is the poetry of Heath-Stubbs, running in harness with the truly delightful drawings of Emily Johns.
Illustrated by Emily Johns
In the Shadows
John Heath-Stubbs (ed)
A Ninefold of Charms