When Phoebe Hesketh's Collected Poems Netting the Sun were published by Enitharmon in 1989, reviewers were quick to praise her considerable achievements in a writing career of over forty years: Outposts described the book as 'a solid and significant collection of poems that deserves to reach a wider audience', and P.N. Review called it 'an immensely rewarding book distinguished by a lucid intelligence and a quiet integrity'. In Sundowner , a newly-written selection, Phoebe Hesketh shows again her skill and vitality in poems that explore familiar themes with freshness, humour and a remarkable stoicism.