Author:
Mark Pajak (a published student)
Type:
Poetry
Published:
October 2016
Publisher:
Smith Doorstop
ISBN-13:
978-1-910367-68-1

About the publication

'Spitting Distance' is one of the 2016 Laureate's Choice Pamphlets, chosen by Carol Ann Duffy

'Mark Pajak's skilful poems keep themselves open, especially to childhood and adolescent experience.  Even so, they are far from frail – their insight and imaginative verve make them robust as well as eloquent.' – Carol Ann Duffy

Reviews

I was stunned by these poems. Fresh, urgent, alive, awake, with such a strong visceral impact I couldn’t sleep. Mark Pajak offers a high-res lens through which we share his vision of the suffering of children and animals. There is a fierce intelligence at play here, emotional, physical and cerebral. The combination is genius.

Patience Agbabi