Jamie McKendrick


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)



Jamie McKendrick
by Rizwan Mirza
lith print, 27 July 2001
NPG x126173
© Rizwan Mirza