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The Brink

Jacob Polley

Jacob Polley already has a formidable reputation as one of the sharpest and most unusual new voices to have appeared on the scene in many years. In his first collection his remarkable transforming imagination is very much in evidence, where a jar of honey is’...the sun, all flesh and no bones / but for the floating knuckle / of honeycomb / attesting to the nature of the struggle’, and a gull’s hovering is ’suddenly akin / to dangling on a coat hook / by the back of a coat you’re still in’.

Publishing Details:
Picador, 2003

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