Jinx, Paperback / softback Book


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781780372341

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