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Reckoning

Authors: Jack Stanley

Published by Hearing Eye

ISBN: 9781905082384

£6.95
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Morning Song

The larks of dawn cease their song
to hear Sung Lin’s morning melody

Each note floats on the wind
that blows across the ribboning river

Her soft voice shaping every phase
like a sculptor’s delicate blade

Forms the flowing grace
of the merciful goddess, Kwan Yin



Reckoning
is a unique collection of poetry peopled with vivid images: the poet’s mid-western boyhood, striking word portraits of the jazz greats, the open road of the American west, even ancient Chinese scrolls come to life.

Over a remarkable range, Jack Stanley’s verse is accessible yet lyrical, making this British-American poet a significant discovery. This is the first published collection of his poetry.

‘Poets can chase through moments to find a spark. Jack Stanley strolls through moments, and the sun follows.’ — Abe Gibson, First Poet-in-Residence, London Transport Museum

‘Jack Stanley has a poignant gift for capturing the true jazz spirit.’ — Michael Pointon, jazz broadcaster and writer

Jack Stanley has enjoyed a long and varied career on both sides of the Atlantic including his own radio show. At 18, he was the youngest broadcaster on the CBS network, covering VJ Day celebrations, marking the end of WW11.

After leaving the University of Minnesota, where he taught English, he worked in advertising in New York. He became a creative director and moved to London. His poetry has appeared in anthologies and magazines.

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