This is a comprehensive selection of poetry written over seven decades. Dawson Jackson's style emphasises belief in a unity between inner and outer worlds, between subjective and objective, between the poetry, the philosophy and the private life of the poet. This celebration of this world in verse has a clarity and purity with an uninsistent but subtle drama.
James Dawson Jackson was born in Wallasey in 1910. He read Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford. As well as writing poetry, he travelled extensively, working as a part-time translator for various international organisations until he died in 1994.