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The Wilderness Party

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Description for The Wilderness Party Paperback. Long-awaited follow-up to Scottish poet A.B. Jackson's Forward Prize-winning first collection Fire Stations (Anvil, 2003) Num Pages: 72 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 140 x 215 x 20. Weight in Grams: 126.
With its flighty parables and skewed morality tales, The Wilderness Party is an unforgettable record of turbulent times. These are poems of finely-wrought musicality, bristling energy and playful excess. From cream cakes on Shetland to Camberwick Green, from Lyuba the Siberian mammoth to the madness of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, A.B. Jackson approaches personal and historical events with a mixture of wit and wonder. Included in the opening section of individual lyrics is 'Treasure Island', winner of the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition. The series 'Natural History' takes a spirited linguistic tour through Pliny the Elder in Elizabethan translation to uncover ... Read more

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About A. B. Jackson
A.B. Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1965 and raised in the village of Bramhall, Cheshire. After moving to Cupar in Fife he studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and went on to work as a library systems manager for NHS Scotland. His first book, Fire Stations (Anvil), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2003, ... Read more

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'The Wilderness Party is about the dangerous power of words - as law, as lies, as holy writ - but also brims with love of language. Jackson creates an irresistible poetry of resistance which brings disillusion and delight in equal measure' - Clare Pollard.; 'A.B. Jackson's poems are a model of precision, displaying an intensity of craftsmanship and care that ... Read more

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