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Poetry Launch with Rosie Jackson in Bath

Thursday 21st April 2016

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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After the success of her pamphlet What the Ground Holds, Rosie Jackson is launching her first full poetry collection, The Light Box, where the ordinary becomes unfamiliar and scarred with legend.

‘It’s a long time since I was so enchanted with a body of poems; these haunt my imagination with their deft sleights-of-hand, shifting personae, lightly-handled depths of wit, heart-intelligence, compassion, perceptiveness. They intrigue, seduce, move, invite question. What I particularly enjoy is what gives Jackson’s work its strength and rarity: her merging of the numinous with the power of the sensory world.’ Roselle Angwin (All the Missing Names of Love)

Stonking good poems.’ Jo Bell (Kith)

The Light Box expertly explores the territory of both heart and spirit. Confidently crafted poems, by turns intimate and expansive, bring together emotional authenticity and sparkling imagination. A richly rewarding collection.’ Stephen Boyce (The Sisyphus Dog)

Detail after stunning detail expose rapture, unease, longing. These poems will make your battered heart beat fast again.’ Claire Crowther (Silents)