. . . this collection has excited me in its overall effect and I would heartily recommend it as unique in the long series of collection of poems that have appeared in the last years.
— John F. Deane, Irish Independent
A Drink of Spring was John Ennis’s third book.
Fifteen of its poems, or versions of them, were entered under the general title ‘Exit’ and won the Listowel Poetry Prize, 1979.