Praise and Poems
There’s a sense of the physical geography of the body being depen-dant on its location that, combined with Jope’s studied sensitivity to the psycho-geographical nuances of his surroundings, draws you in.
Nathan Thompson, Tears In The Fence
For me, the ringing glory of Jope’s poetry … is the seemingly effortless way in which he is able to balance his modernist sensibilities with an immediately attractive, painterly and musical application of language.
Alan Morrison, The Recusant
On Dreams of the Caucasus
Jope has a turn of phrase that lifts off the page. It is exhilarating work, but these texts are not just an exercise in style… with their density of content, (they) are definitely worth rereading.
Donald Gardner, Ambit
Beautifully constructed writing which soars away into the stratosphere while remaining perfectly engaged at an internal, thought-provoking level.
Steve Spence, Stride
For me, the most remarkable feature of Dreams of the Caucasus is the arc drawn between the ethereal, albeit impersonal and objective style, at the beginning of the book and the deeply human and personal poetic language at the end.
Zoltan Tarcsay, Apokrif
(Hungarian online literary magazine)