Valerie Jack was educated at three universities, has worked as an examiner on three A level units, and taught or volunteered at nine educational establishments, but still knows little for sure. She teaches English and Classics, and lives on a 59 foot narrow boat
with her flat-faced cat.
£8 ISBN 978 1 904551 71 3
educational is a mature and assured debut collection from a young writer. Life lessons, death lessons, quirky school kids and scientific experimentation feature in this exciting and contemporary range of poems. Navigating classroom, bedroom and the world wide web, this poet reminds us that with life and love, you never know enough.
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Valerie Jack's pared-down hyper-realist vocabulary brings the world
into high definition. Her poems are like arrows to the mark, we feel their impact. Shunning additional metaphor, they achieve metaphorical status by telling the truth.