This wonderful pamphlet from Jenna consists of two long poems only. But what glorious long poems they are! Both are written in Jenna’s trademark deadpan, wide-eyed, wonderfully observational style, in which her humour is evident but always seems to be engulfed by a deep and undisturbed sadness. These poems will bear reading multiple times, and each time something new will be communicated.
Museum of Ice Cream, Jenna Clake’s second collection, was published in 2021, following her debut Fortune Cookie (2017), winner of an Eric Gregory Award and the Melita Hume Poetry Prize, which was also shortlisted for a Somerset Maugham Award.
Jenna managed our volunteers at the first VERVE in 2017 and also placed 2nd in our first competition which was judged by Hannah Silva. She has been a big supporter of the festival and we are huge fans of her and her poetry!
Date: 25th October 2018
Extent: 30 pp