Fire Stations

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Awarded the Forward Prize Best First Collection 2003

One of ten poets chosen for Anvil New Poets 3' (2001), A.B. Jackson was singled out by John Greening in Poetry Review' for his 'demanding and ambitious work: direct, sharp in manner, with an intellectual edge, a valedictory quality.' Fire Stations' is his first collection.

Born in Glasgow in 1965, Andrew Buchanan Jackson grew up in Bramhall, Cheshire, later receiving his secondary education ...

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Overview

Awarded the Forward Prize Best First Collection 2003

One of ten poets chosen for Anvil New Poets 3' (2001), A.B. Jackson was singled out by John Greening in Poetry Review' for his 'demanding and ambitious work: direct, sharp in manner, with an intellectual edge, a valedictory quality.' Fire Stations' is his first collection.

Born in Glasgow in 1965, Andrew Buchanan Jackson grew up in Bramhall, Cheshire, later receiving his secondary education in Cupar, Fife. He studied English Literature at Edinburgh University and now works in Glasgow.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780856463631
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1965, Andrew Buchanan Jackson completed a postgraduate MSc degree in 2000, and now works at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing.

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Table of Contents

1965 11
Feathers 12
David Hume Considers the Moon 13
Night Work 14
The Christmas Pet 15
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh 16
The Sleeping Gypsy 17
Parting on Henry Street 18
Schopenhauer's Porcupines 20
Stammer 22
Stratheden 23
Maryhill Road 24
X 25
Blackbird 35
Phineas Gage 36
Journey 37
A Ring 38
The Dancing Serpent 40
Acoustic Mineral Wool 42
The Blue Nile 43
July Fugue 44
The Temptation of Saint Anthony 45
Missing 49
Saturday Night 50
Beast of Burden 51
Lauder's Bar 52
Filing 53
The Silken Road 54
The Chemical Wedding 55
In Memory of R.D. Laing 56
Star 59
Notes 61
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