Riddles for Jack
Paul Hyland’s first collection, this pamphlet, published by Jon Silkin’s Northern House, is now a collector’s item. It contains many of the poems for which Hyland won an Eric Gregory Award (Society of Authors) in 1977.
Published: Northern House, 1978
ISBN: 0-900570-19-9 (ordinary) 0-900570-20-2 (signed edition)
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Praise for “Riddles for Jack”
“There is a fluency and a confident purposefulness in his poems which command attention... The speaking tones and unemphatic rhymes cope equally well with these sharp observations of others and with personal grief and regrests. Hyland is much concerned also with persistence - of individuality, of life into age, of commitment to choice. These are admirable books.”
John Cassidy, Poetry Review
“Paul Hyland uses simple words to build up complex pictures... marvellous portraits. Poems are seldom so incisive as this.”
Tony Brode, Southern Evening Echo