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The Powder Tower

The Powder Tower

by Jackie Wills

Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize

This is Jackie Wills' first full-length collection, and it excited much critical comment upon publication.

She is a sharp-eyed chronicler of the tensions and nuances of family life, with a fine sense of what to leave out of a poem... As in Doty or O'Donoghue, this results in poems that give priority to the communication of experience, and the reader is enlightened by sharing it.

John Fuller, PBS Bulletin

Mesmerizing and sharply imagistic, each poem travels a long distance in a short space... These urgent, finely-wrought poems leave a sense of life's impossible juxtapositions like the 'bluebell wood / he saw from a motorway'. They invite the reader to continue their dreamwork.

Moniza Alvi

56 pages

ISBN 0 946407 86 X
Published 1995

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