About the Book
Visceral, haunting and full of passion, verve and wit, this new collection from one of Scotland’s most original voices examines and explores the soul of humanity. Written with the same anarchic spirit of the Beat generation, the poems here respond to themes of identity, place, love and the unloved. A Swan’s Neck on a Butcher’s Block is an achingly honest, vivid collection that dares to challenge ideas of what it is to live and to be alive.
Jenni Fagan is a poet, novelist and screenwriter, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Jenni was selected as one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists after the publication of her debut novel, The Panopticon, which was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. Her adaptation of The Panopticon was staged by the National Theatre of Scotland to great acclaim. The Sunlight Pilgrims, her second novel, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Encore Award and the Saltire Fiction Book of the Year Award, and saw her win Scottish Author of the Year at the Herald Culture Awards. In 2022, Polygon published her most recent novel, Hex, and The Bone Library, a new poetry collection written during her time as a Writer in Residence at the Dick Vet Bone Library.
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