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Jacob Polley is a poet and novelist from Carlisle in Cumbria. This is his third collection; lyric, raw, anti-romantic, and exploring English myth and legend in the context of a post-industrial and impoverished region of Britain that happens to be the cradle of the Lake Poets.
Paperback, 67 pages
Published October 2012 by Picador Poetry
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Jacob Polley was born in Carlisle, Cumbria. He is the author of three acclaimed books of poems, The Brink (2003), Little Gods (2006) and The Havocs (2012), all published by Picador, UK. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2002, and both The Brink and The Havocs were shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

In 2011, he was Arts Queensland’s poet-in-residence, and he was Visiting Fellow Commoner in the
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