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 readings of Sappho and Horace, and poems about badminton, billiards, salty hair, takahe, head lice, indexing, proof-reading, hens, truth and beauty.
"Anna Jackson's Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems (AUP) delivers the quirkiest, unexpected, physical, cerebral poetry around" - Paula Green, Poetry Shelf.
An interview with Paula Green about Pasture and Flock can be read on Poetry Shelf, and a terrific review from Harry Ricketts on the National Radio can be heard here.
Other work includes books on Diary Poetics, Verse Biography, the Gothic in Children's Literature, and so on, but most important is the editing of a new series of AUP New Poets, with the first collection AUP New Poets 5 already published, and AUP New Poets 6 coming out soon.
“The world was flammable, we knew it was."
Art work from Keely O'Shannessey's cover for Pasture and Flock.