There’s a blurb about the book here by the publisher and a link to the Google Book preview and a link to the PDF to the Introduction:
For some strange reason I am enjoying this book-long long poem very much. Perhaps it suits my melancholic nature. Perhaps it’s because I like the cover, or that I picked it off the New Books shelf at my library. I like that it’s a new “old” book. I like the introduction and the notes at the back of the book. And since there’s still no shortage of anxiety, it seems now-ish to me. Perhaps it’s because he writes mostly in Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse – I’ve decided that I want to write a book in alliterative verse now too!! It reminds me of listening to Seamus Heaney’s CD of his translation of Beowulf.
For example this sort of thing tickles my fancy –
Long-legged ladies with little-legged dogs
Lolled with their lovers by lapsing brooks….
Where country curates in cold bedrooms
Dreamed of deaneries til at day-break
The rector’s rooks with relish described
Their stinted station.