'Keiran Goddard is a writer who sees the visionary in the ordinary – ties on a chair are "a waterfall of wax tongues", a jacket is "two folded ravens . . . settled for the night" – and are charged with the presence, or absence, of the other – the friend, the loved one, the lost one. The voice is perfectly judged, with never a surplus word.
Gillian Clarke, National Poet for Wales