“Frances Leviston’s second collection of poems, Disinformation (Picador), displays a most beguiling voice, deeply thoughtful, varied in tone from innocent to sharp, and ending with an urgent series of questions about where our stories are taking us.” – Marina Warner, TLS.
“The two individual poetry books that I returned to most often for the precise, scalpel-like sophistication of their technique – by which a steely knowledge of the world was revealed just below a limpid surface of anecdotal language – were Frances Leviston’s Disinformation (Picador) and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (Penguin).” – Jeremy Noel-Tod, TLS.
“Another eagerly awaited collection is Frances Leviston’s Disinformation (Picador), following her stunning 2007 debut, Public Dream. Her new poems extend her technique as well as her range, and are more obviously politically engaged.” – Sinéad Morrissey in the Guardian.
“Among younger English poets, Frances Leviston’s Disinformation (Picador, £9.99) brings unsparing enquiry and musical intelligence to the place in which we find ourselves.” – Sean O’Brien, Independent.
“Likewise, in a poem called ‘Midsummer Loop’ that is itself both loopy and summary, Frances Leviston brought the news that the most meticulous stylistic contrivance and the most distractable empirical openness could fuse to produce a new way of inhabiting time itself.” – Patrick Mackie, ‘Poems of the Year’, CB Editions.
“The 2015 Best Collection Award goes to Frances Leviston’s Disinformation: technically achieved, somehow ruthless and generous at the same time: a substantial advance on Leviston’s already astonishing debut, Public Dream.” – London Review Bookshop.