Harm by Alan Jenkins

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The poems in this, Alan Jenkin's third collection, speak of the harm done and suffered - most frequently in the name of love - in the course of lives gone adrift among lost causes, chance meetings and missed chances. A new directness and simplicity, and throughout, a raw urgency of personal feeling, inform a voice that is as resourceful as in Jenkin's earlier volumes, and continues to salvage a 'fugitive lyricism' (as one reviewer put it) from harsh and dissonant realities. 'By turns jocular, disquieting, sexy and inventive'-PETER READING, SUNDAY TIMES 'Jenkins' poetry is exhilarating. . . It is charged with erotic energy, rage, sorrow and confusion'-TLS 'Stylish, Savage, unforgiving'-HUGO WILLIAMS, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'Jenkins has a restless mind: following his poetry gives his readers a rocky ride, but also a rewarding one. '-PETER PORTER, OBSERVER.
 

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Alan Jenkins was born in 1955. He lives in London and works for the Times Literary Supplement.
 
Published April 30, 2011 by Vintage Digital. 64 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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