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Jackself

(2016)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Jackself is the fourth collection from one of Britain's finest poets, and sees Jacob Polley at the height of his powers. In one of the most original books of poetry to appear in the last decade, Jackself spins a kind of 'fictionalized autobiography' through nursery rhymes, riddles and cautionary tales, and through the many 'Jacks' of our folktale, legend, phrase and fable - everyman Jacks and no one Jacks, Jackdaw, Jack-O-Lantern, Jack Sprat, Cheapjack and Jack Frost. At once playful and terrifying, lyric and narratively compelling, Jackself is an unforgettable exploration of an innocence and childhood lost in the darker corners of Reiver country and of English folklore, and once more shows Polley as one of the most remarkable imaginations at work in poetry today. T. S. Eliot judging panel described Jackself as 'a firework of a book; inventive, exciting and outstanding in its imaginative range and depth of feeling'.



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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Jackself
Author(s): Jacob Polley
ISBN: 1-4472-9044-5 / 978-1-4472-9044-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jackself
Author(s): Jacob Polley
Publisher: Picador
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October 2016 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Jackself
Author(s): Jacob Polley
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon AU