By Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson is a British writer whose books include The Fragile Democracy (2016), Roger Federer (2017), and Theresa May (2018). He has published two other pamphlets of poetry, in addition to having been longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. His journalism has appeared in The Times, The New Statesman, City AM, Country Life and many others. He appears regularly on Sky, Bloomberg, the BBC, and LBC discussing politics. He works full-time at Finito, as both a mentor and as a journalist. He supports the Finito bursary scheme which aims to help refugees and people from disadvantaged backgrounds into work. He is also an ambassador for the MS Society, and a regularly commissioned artist. This is his first full collection.
"Finally, poetry I can really get my teeth stuck into. Wonderful." - Gemma Levine, photographer
"A poet of real humanity," - Sir Anthony Seldon, historian
"It’s the range of his interests that marks Jackson out," - Philip Mould, art critic
"Jackson’s poetry is really excellent. I rather wish he’d sent his Clive James poem to James before he died – he would have loved it." - Douglas Murray, author
"Jackson is a poet who probes the wider meaning of our times," - Gina Miller, campaigner
"This is a collection which asserts possibility in the powerful conclusions its poems reach." - Alison Brackenbury, poet