Replete with imagery that lingers in the memory Jocelyn Page’s
poetry crosses the Atlantic with consummate ease. Her poems capture
the emotion of people and place in a complex yet deceptively accessible
style. smithereens is a welcome debut from a fresh new voice on the
Jocelyn hails from Connecticut. Currently living in London
her work has appeared in Smiths Knoll, The Interpreter’s House
and city lighthouse anthology. Her poetry has also been highly
commended by The New Writer Prose & Poetry Magazine.
Jocelyn Page accomplishes a living language
– these unflinching tidings contain a mardi gras parade of voices.
Full of imaginative and linguistic verve, and formally adventurous,
Jocelyn Page's poetry enacts astonishing ways of being in the world.
This is an outstanding debut.
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ISBN 978 1 904551 81 2
The rain is you
but not as it wefts
its way, connecting
to shoulder through
you are the rain
when it dampens the soil
and finally when it sinks
all London brown
the broken heart
comes in a puddle
that shows the sky
hopeless and rising