Finalist (Publishing) Kent Creative Awards 2016
Winner (Literature) Medway Culture, design and tourism awards 2015
FIRE IN THE HEAD
By SM Jenkin
pub. November 2018
£10 plus £2 p+p (UK-only)
In the debut poetry collection, SM Jenkin gives us a Blakean book of fire and magic.
SM Jenkin is a regular performer on the UK live lit scene, has performed internationally, and has been published in numerous literary anthologies and magazines.
Read an interview with SM Jenkin. (Confluence)
Read SM Jenkin's piece for our literary and art project - An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics. 'The double vision of Medway City'.
Reviews of Fire in the head:
“You can taste the tang of the Medway in these sharp, observant poems, where myth and history gang-up on the present to tell new tales. A fine line-up from poet, SM Jenkin, to waken the sleepers and inspire fresh dreams.”
Caitlín Matthews (author of Diary of a Soul Doctor and King Arthur’s Raid.)
“In this collection, Chatham based poet SM Jenkin, interweaves myths of seal wives and Medway mermaids, with her own stories and experiences. She questions what it means, if anything, to be ‘adjusted’ in the world and contrasts her philosophies with rich imagery, exploring the ferocity of nature and her thirst for its wild freedom.”
Isabelle Kenyon (Fly on the Wall Poetry Press)