'In these poems the external world is used as a mirror for the internal, emotional landscape we all inhabit. By weaving together these inner and outer threads, thereby making new connections, Johnson redefines the familiar so that it becomes once again strange and convincing.
'Navigation contains poems that are short, sharp pieces drawn from her abiding concerns with family, death, and love. These contrast with longer poems in the book which are extended and meticulously researched historical narratives addressing issues of lasting ethical significance.' (Publisher's blurb)