William Peskett belongs to the brilliant generation of young poets from Northen Ireland who broke through in the 1970s. The intent observation and delicate structure of his poems are unusual. They feel their way into situations with both tact and exactness, and move with equal poise through human relationships and the natural world.
William Peskett's work appeared in periodicals and on the radio, and it attracted special attention when a group of poems appeared in Faber's Poetry Introduction 2.
The Night Owl's Dissection is his first full-length collection of poetry.