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The Assassination Museum
By Andy Jackson

   
 



"For his debut collection, Andy Jackson has assembled a line-up of characters and moments discovered in the dark corners of popular culture and modern lifestyles. Woodstock and Dallas jostle for place with the local high street and recent tabloid footnotes. Jackson writes with an energy and pace which drives poems of almost disconcerting range and scope, and his firm grasp of this material allows oddball voices to go off on their own tangents before he reels them in again. Writing about them - the laconic and the loitering, the damned as well as the dead - his word choice is scalpel sharp. Also running through the collection is a strain of surreal fun, a lively enjoyment of nonsense which surfaces from time to time, and occasional more personal poems slow the pace down nicely to a perfect finish."

- Eleanor Livingstone, Poet and Artistic Director, StAnza



"For his debut collection, Andy Jackson has assembled a line-up of characters and moments discovered in the dark corners of popular culture and modern lifestyles. Woodstock and Dallas jostle for place with the local high street and recent tabloid footnotes. Jackson writes with an energy and pace which drives poems of almost disconcerting range and scope, and his firm grasp of this material allows oddball voices to go off on their own tangents before he reels them in again. Writing about them - the laconic and the loitering, the damned as well as the dead - his word choice is scalpel sharp. Also running through the collection is a strain of surreal fun, a lively enjoyment of nonsense which surfaces from time to time, and occasional more personal poems slow the pace down nicely to a perfect finish."

- Ian McMillan, Poet and Broadcaster

 

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