Jinx

by Abigail Parry

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Jinx | 9781780372341 | Abigail Parry

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ISBN:9781780372341

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:29/03/2018 by Bloodaxe Books Ltd

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Jinx: A ruinous charm, a quickdraw curse, a knight’s move. Abigail Parry’s first collection is concerned with spells, and ersatz spells: with semblance and sleight-of-hand. It takes its formal cues from moth-camouflage and stage magic, from the mirror-maze and the masquerade, and from high-stakes games of poker. Jinx asks about the equivocal nature of artifice, and the real mischief that underwrites the trick. The poems deal in forms of influence: in seduction and persuasion, infatuation and obsession. They want to talk about what we submit to, and what we are compelled by. Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2018.

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