Jacob Polley talks to Kayo Chingonyi

Jacob recently spoke to Kayo Chingonyi, co-editor of the autumn issue of The Poetry Review, about his TS Eliot prize-winning collection, Jackself.

They discuss Jacob’s recent collaborations with musician John Alder, the influence of Cumbria or the ‘Debatable Lands’ in which he grew up, acceptance and rejection, and of working with his editor Don .

“The self is at the root of all my work, but maybe my work springs from the tension between self-expression and concealment, of running the self through a magic lantern and seeing what comes out the other side,”

Jacob also reads the poem ‘Snow Dad’, first published in The Poetry Review. Hear the full interview below …

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