Jacob Polley

Jacob Polley was born in Carlisle, Cumbria. He has published a novel and four collections of poetry, including most recently Jackself (Picador, 2016) which won the TS Eliot Prize. His poetry is characterised by a lyric intensity, often harnessing strange and unsettling aspects of the natural world. His work also contains elements of folklore, riddle and nursery rhyme.

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