A Voice Coming from Then by Jeremy Dixon

26th August 2021

ISBN’s Print: 978-1-913665-40-1 EPub: 978-1-913665-41-8 Mobi/Kindle: 978-1-913665-42-5 Audio: 978-1-913665-43-2

POETRY

Jeremy Dixon’s first full poetry collection A VOICE COMING FROM THEN starts from his teenage suicide attempt and expands to encompass themes of bullying, queerphobia, acceptance and support. Includes unexpected typography, collage, humour, magic, discotheques and frequent appearances from the Victorian demon, Spring-heeled Jack.

Content warning, some of the poems deal with the themes and the language of physical and verbal bullying, swearing, queerphobia, queerphobic language, attempted suicide and suicide.

The term ‘important’ when it comes to describing poetry collections is often overused. So here I will use something that feels more real and appropriate for Jeremy’s work – it is vital and above all, real. A moving, haunting collection that is remarkable for both its startling depictions and visual inventiveness, Jeremy Dixon brings us to the edge and says: ‘listen’. I recommend you listen.

Natalie Ann Holborow