This is Jacqueline Brown's fourth collection to be published by Arc. Her writing is both delicate and compassionate, candid and direct, and this new collection confirms her as a poet of understanding and self-assurance.
Fractured Flights falls into three parts, each sequence distinct from the other, yet very much part of a whole. The theme of each part is flight: of the trapeze artist Miss LaLa (sketched by Degas at the Cirque Fernando at the height of her career in fin-de-siècle Paris); of the owl (in reality, myth and legend); and of the fugitive from the unwelcome, the unexpected and the life-changing.
Jacqueline Brown describes this collection as a triptych "like those on Russian Orthodox altars - iconic, hinged and portable."
ISBN 1 900072 36 X
Published June 2002