“Ian McBryde’s collection Flank is sharp with succinct but also darkly insidious poetry. As this terrible century draws to a close, McBryde sends it off with a low and deadly Taps.”

– Dorothy Porter

“His Canadian past and his Australian present, the ice and the desert, are sharp in Ian McBryde’s poetry. Colour is leached away to stark essentials of image. His tone is deliberate and diamond-cut. There is a threat in the air his ‘safecrackers pause / halfway through the click / of tumblers.’ His poems hesitate on the cliff-face of elegy.”

– K. F. Pearson

“A minimalism worth of Hitchcock.”

– Adam Ford