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Fever Tree

Fever Tree

by Jackie Wills

This is Jackie Wills's third collection of poetry and her second from Arc.

...a beguiling read... she speaks very persuasively of encounters... It's a mood of such candour that gives many of these poems their poignancy, as they move quietly and colloquially over situations and memories, their warmth achieved as much by an implied familiarity as by their expression.

Dr J D Ballam, New British Poetry 14, March 2004

...explores the landscapes of memory with stark, and at times disconcerting, clarity. She is at her best when most surprising, bringing flashes of the extraordinary to the everyday.

(CP) The Independent, Jan 2004

The well-crafted surface of these poems with their light touch gives the insight and depth considerable impact.

Weyfarers 96, July 2004

Jackie Wills travels through landscapes of place, memory and imagination with a luminous clarity. Many of her poems are rooted in an ordinary, domestic world of family; others take us on journeys - from South Africa to the Sierra Nevada, via Shoreham Airport Cafe;. All are voyages of discover, mapped through her precise observation and vividly sensual images. She manages beautifully the conjuring trick of writing poems that begin with simple moment, observation or place, but that spin off, tracking soundwaves through space to become lyrical and humane meditations on the possibilities of life, love and death.

Amanda Dalton

Jackie Wills explores the landscapes of memory and place with stark, and at times disconcerting, clarity. She is at her best when most surprising, bringing flashes of the extraordinary to the everyday..

Christina Patterson, The Independent

Paperback
66 pages

ISBN 1 900072 84 X
Published August 2003