Philip Burnham’s poems have been described as having “a slow building intensity that gathers from the first few lines and takes the reader into the heart of his experience of nature, love, history and place.” In the words of another reader, his poems are “formal, precise in description and elegant.”


Spanning more than half a century of writing, Burnham’s poems deal with the miracles of the natural world, the delights of love, the lessons of history and the pathos of loss. “His care for language and his exquisite ear make the poems a gift for any reader.”