Praise and Poems
Of course, this is ‘difficult’ or ‘modern’ poetry. I believe, however, that the world will catch up with it. This little review is to let you have advance warning so that later on you will be able to say ‘I told you so’
Tears in the Fence (51)
on Pessoa: A Vision
The poetry… is excellent. Jenner has an ability to draw the reader in at once… really, really worthwhile. Not being familiar with Jenner’s own work (though this is his work!) ‘writing as himself’, not as the fictive imagination of Pessoa, I feel compelled to finding more… Highly recommended
Andrew Taylor, The Journal 29
It is its own inner-vision, and one that rewards re-reading… a highly distinctive, accomplished collection, light years away from the prosaic hinterlands of today’s mainstream
Alan Morrison, the Recusant
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)