lemon oil

lemon oil, my second full-length poetry collection.

‘lemon oil’ book cover
 

lemon oil

In this dream
I heal the cuts
his bareness
has left
all over me

with tart, sparse,
sweet, spreading
lemon oil,
the same soft stings

with which I nurture
your smooth
unlacquered
fret-slit
rosewood
fingerboard

 
The pressing, convincing voice of these poems drives you to read fast and then catch your breath, to search for answers and encounter love. Jackson’s second collection is fiery, bold and brave — it unravels everyday stories and raw encounters in a poetic and potent play of language and lemon oil. I don’t know of any other Australian poet who is writing with the combined verve and craft of Jackson. — Claire Potter
 
lemon oil is also available from me at readings, workshops, and wherever else I happen to be.
 
Published in 2013 by Mulla Mulla Press. 120 pages. ISBN 9780987517005. Cover design by Coral Carter.

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