Woman's Head as Jug
Published by Arc Publications
Especially appealing to anyone interested in the visual arts, this new collection is the result of collaboration between poet Jackie Wills and painter Jane Fordham. The poems have a touch as deft as the seamstresses and other craftspeople who populate the book, before pulling out into the wider worlds of mythology, folklore and the visceral routine of daily life.
“She is at her best when most surprising, bringing flashes of the extraordinary to the everyday.” – Christina Patterson, The Independent
“Her talent for thoughtful... observation, accompanied by brisk injections of the personal and the strikingly real, is indisputably clear.” – Kate North
Jackie Wills’s most recent poetry collection is Commandments (Arc, 2007). Her first, Powder Tower (Arc, 1995), was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, while Party (Leviathan, 2000) was acclaimed by Ruth Padel in the Independent on Sunday. She has been a Poet in Residence at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, and her work appears on a dress by designer Helen Storey, in the animated film Alphabetic (2006), and on a path in Farnham by potter Julian Belmonte. She lives in Brighton.
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