Jamie McKendrick


Close-up of a man's face; he has short hair and a short beard Jamie McKendrick, by Rizwan Mirza, 27 July 2001, NPG x126173, © Rizwan Mirza

Collections include The Marble Fly and Ink Stone, editor of The Faber Book of 20th-Century Italian Poems.

it’s precisely the gift horse whose mouth invites
something more than a brief once-over.

From ‘The Gift Horse’ in Atlanta Review (Spring/Summer 1998)

It holds grimly on to its patch of nowhere
and drinks and drinks the silver nitrate light
as though there were no belonging anywhere

From ‘The Century Plant’ in Sky Tails (London: Faber & Faber, 2000)