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White Nights
Alan Jenkins

Sheep Meadow
2017 • 76 pp. 6 1/2 x 9"

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-937679-46-0

“Poets, all readers, will find Alan Jenkins’s White Nights useful, beautiful, mysteriously humble.”—Stanley Moss

Wonderfully busy poet

Alan Jenkins’s White Nights gathers together the translations, “imitations” and versions—mostly from French poets—that he has worked on intermittently for 25 years, with a handful of longer poems, previously unpublished or published underground. Jenkins speaks of difficult passions, loneliness, lovers and friends lost to time and death; he pays homage, with gratitude and a profound sympathy if not always with reverence, to those poets from the past who have been his truest companions.

Praise for Alan Jenkins
“These beautifully rhymed and metered verses provide an image of the ‘accelerated grimace’ of our day—indeed, this is a composite portrait, like one of Hockney’s Polaroid assemblages, of a lonely, bitter dandy, the Spare Man, a black rosebud in his silk lapel. I love these poems.” —Edmund White

ALAN JENKINS was born in Surrey in 1955 and brought up in London. He is deputy editor of the Times Literary Supplement and has won a Forward Prize and an Eric Gregory Award for his poetry.

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 15:52:26 -0500