On Wrong Evenings
Poetry to be read aloud, and heard – a rewarding and beautiful collection. Rhythmic, musical, and precisely crafted… which open on the senses but will continue to play with the mind... There is death, suicide even, and yet this is a joyous collection, in love with language. Daringly, provocatively and damningly funny. So here is a poet, unashamedly intellectual, difficult, modern… unafraid of fun, who is witty, structured, and does not run from pun or rhyme should the occasion demand it. A virtuoso. He has courage. Be brave. Read him. You will not regret it.
Beth McDonagh, Dundee University Review of the Arts
As with so much in this absorbing book, the title opens onto other, more painful and more puzzling perspectives. Touch and taste, history and healing, are thematic in Jenner’s poetry, which is ultimately about (im)mortality and bloody Time itself.
James Keery, PN Review (193)