byCliff Yates

Paperback | April 6, 2016

Jam by Cliff Yates
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Jam is a various and expansive collection. There are love poems and elegies, poems about childhood, friendship and bike rides in the rain. A record collection is set on fire, 'Kevin' learns to breathe above water, a chicken lives on someone's head and a boat appears in the sky. The work combines technical assurance with ambition and playfulness to challenge preconceptions. The poems are moving, surprising and funny, sometimes in the space of a few lines. 'In his own way I think the view of England that Cliff portrays is as distinctive as those created by Hughes or Larkin. It is a vision of in-between places in which nothing much happens or promises to: where the horses snack on bike chains, boats are called Freedom, dogs run sideways, and the seaside donkeys are virtual' - Anthony Wilson, Lifesaving Poems Cliff Yates was born in Birmingham and now lives in Gloucestershire. His various collections include Henry's Clock, winner of the Aldeburgh prize and the Poetry Business competition, Frank Freeman's Dancing School (Arts Council England Writer's Award) and Selected Poems, a smith/doorstop ebook. He wrote Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School during his time as Poetry Society poet-in-residence. He is a tutor for the Arvon Foundation and is currently Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Aston University.
Title:JamFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:82 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.2 inShipping dimensions:82 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.2 inPublished:April 6, 2016Publisher:The Poetry BusinessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1910367559

ISBN - 13:9781910367551

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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