A.B. Jackson
The Voyage of St Brendan

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The Voyage of St Brendan, a new collection published on 24 June 2021 by Bloodaxe Books, will be available from the Bloodaxe web site or Amazon UK

Told in a series of poems and prose-poems, this version of the St Brendan story is illustrated with black and white linocuts by the American artist Kathleen Neeley.

    "Jackson's exquisitely subtle, uproarious, comical and transcendent work is extraordinarily concise and beautiful. These poems relish and reinvent The Voyage of St Brendan as a Dark Age rollercoaster ride." Philip Hoare, author of Albert and the Whale and Leviathan

    "A.B. Jackson's The Voyage of St Brendan is a feat of seriocomic storytelling." Vahni Capildeo

    "Jackson's inventive, stylish versions of these sea-wonders are deeply re-imagined in keeping with their traditional sources." Maurice Riordan

    "One of the medieval world’s richest legends has been given a remarkable treatment by A.B. Jackson. This is an excellent contribution to the considerable literature on St Brendan." Glyn S. Burgess

Read these poems from the book online:

* The Burning of the Book at Poetry magazine
* The Great Fish at The Island Review
* The Cliff-top Monastery at Poetry magazine
* Many Fish at Bad Lilies


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