Jacob Polley

About Jacob

Jacob Polley was born in Carlisle in 1975. He is the author of two poetry collections, both published by Picador, and a novel, Talk of the Town. He teaches at the University of St Andrews and lives in Fife.

Jacob Polley

Books by Jacob Polley

Jackself
Jackself
The Havocs
The Havocs
Talk of the Town
Talk of the Town
Little Gods
Little Gods
The Brink
The Brink

Events

Readings from Ruth Padel and Jacob Polley at the Print Room Coronet

The Print Rooms

The Print Rooms
The Print Room 34 Hereford Rd Notting Hill London, W2 5AJ UNITED KINGDOM

19:30 on 20 December 2016 - 21:00 on 20 December 2016

20 December 2016 07:30Z 20 December 2016 09:00Z

Readings from Ruth Padel and Jacob Polley. " "20 Dec, 7.30pm

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Jacob Polley at the Print Room

The Print Room at the Coronet

The Print Room at the Coronet
The Print Room at the Coronet 103 Notting Hill Gate, London , W11 3LB

19:30 on 20 December 2016 - 21:00 on 20 December 2016

20 December 2016 07:30Z 20 December 2016 09:00Z

Readings from Ruth Padel and Jacob Polley. " " " "Jacob Polley was born in Cumbria. His poetry and fiction is published by Picador and has won both the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award. He teaches at Newcastle University. " " " "Jacob has a fourth book of poems, Jackself, out in November 2016. Jackself sees Jacob at the height of his powers. In one of the most original books of poetry to appear in the last decade, Jackself spins a kind of ‘fictionalized autobiography’ through nursery rhymes, riddles and cautionary tales, and through the many ‘Jacks’ of our folktale, legend, phrase and fable – everyman Jacks and no one Jacks, Jackdaw, Jack-O-Lantern, Jack Sprat, Cheapjack and Jack Frost. At once playful and terrifying, lyric and narratively compelling, Jackself is an unforgettable exploration of an innocence and childhood lost in the darker corners of Reiver country and of English folklore, and once more shows Polley as one of the most remarkable imaginations at work in poetry today. Jacob has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2016. " " " "‘Poetry that imbues the everyday, the tarnished and burnished, with the possibilities of the transcendent.’ The Guardian

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