Jacket 20: special Cambridge UK issue

Veronica Forrest-Thomson, Cambridge, 1972, copyright © Jonathan Culler 1972, 2012
Veronica Forrest-Thomson, Cambridge, 1972, copyright © Jonathan Culler 1972, 2012

For six months in late 2000 and early 2001 I worked at Cambridge University UK as a visiting scholar. I had a wonderful and productive time. As a thank-you gesture I compiled a special issue of «Jacket» magazine, number 20, December 2002, entirely devoted to things from Cambridge, some of them decades old. You can see it here: http://jacketmagazine.com/20/index.shtml

It contains a plethora of glittering literature, new and old, and is well worth a look:

Feature: Veronica Forrest-Thomson, 1947–1975

The Aspidistra Cult: Articles and Reviews

Hugh Sykes Davies — “a lioness in the sidecar”, including “George Watson — ‘Remembering Prufrock’ — Hugh Sykes Davies 1909–1984”

Five poets and an essay from link «Quid» magazine, Cambridge (Editor: Keston Sutherland)

Tom Clark: Letters home from Cambridge (1963–65)

Feature: Parataxis magazine (Cambridge, UK) Editors: Drew Milne & Simon Jarvis

Parataxis magazine feature: Contemporary Chinese poetry

Feature: «Perfect Bound» magazine, 1976 to 1979: over 20 pages of writing

Poems from / Bob Cobbing and Robert Sheppard: ‘Blatent blather/virulent whoops’ / Robert Hampson: ‘the beacon’, ‘no signal detected’, and ‘eroded marks’ / Lawrence Joseph, ‘Stop Me If I’ve Told You’ / David Kennedy, ‘Minster’, or ‘Liber Lathomorum’ / John Kinsella: Four (Cambridge) poems / Tony Lopez, ‘About Cambridge’ / David Marriott, ‘De L’autocritique’ / Drew Milne, from ‘Ill at these numbers’ / Peter Robinson, ‘Pressure Cooker Noise’ and ‘Living in the Workroom’