The Havocs


  • Poetry Book Society Recommendation
  • Short-listed for the 2012 T.S. Eliot Prize
  • Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2012


‘Polley has always been a poet of unease and the makeshift; where the structure of family and the domestic acts as a framework for his untamed, disruptive dreaming and loving self, and for whom rhyme is both security and seducer…The Havocs finds Polley writing with energy and maturity, maintaining his humility as well as his panache as he unsettles an unsettling universe.’ (Poetry Book Society)

‘Jacob Polley’s third collection shows him widening and deepening his skill for adding new shine to work in the collective word-hoard.’ (The Telegraph)


Read ‘Doll’s House’ from The Havocs here

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