Anna Jackson is a New Zealand poet who grew up in Auckland and now lives in Island Bay, Wellington. Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems collects up poems from seven previous collections, and includes twenty-five new poems written in the last few years. It includes many poems from Catullus for Children and I, Clodia, the two collections that engage with the work of Catullus, as well as poems about badminton, billiards, salty hair, takahe, head lice, indexing, proof-reading, hens, truth and beauty. Interviews and articles about the poetry can be read here.
Other work includes a novella, The Bedmaking Competition, and books on Diary Poetics, Verse Biography, the Gothic in Children's Literature, and so on, as well as the editing of a new series of AUP New Poets, with the first collections AUP New Poets 5 and AUP New Poets 6 already published, and AUP New Poets 7 coming out in August.
“The world was flammable, we knew it was."
Art work from Keely O'Shannessey's cover for Pasture and Flock.