Roland John, Acumen
“Then and Now is a lovely book, endlessly surprising in its variety and range, and in the resourcefulness of its rhyming, learned, tough and humane”
John Wakeman, The Shop
Begun in the North of England in 1981, 'Then and Now' constitutes the first - self-contained - instalment of an extended work-in-progress on the subject of history and individual freedom. Consisting of tranlsations, quotations and notes as well as original poetry, the sequence proceeds by adopting and adapting personal, cultural, political and literary history.
W D Jackson grew up on Merseyside. Except for a couple of years at the University of Passau, he has earned his living by freelance work.