Jack Faricy’s debut collection, Traces, now available from Calder Valley Poetry.
In his first collection, Traces, Jack Faricy gives us a wonderfully diverse set of poems, united by a keen eye for unexpected detail and technical skill. He is particularly good at the short, tightly-packed poem where every word and line-break is made to count.
Traces is a collection that satisfies on many levels – the language, the ideas, the use of form, the emotional tone.
I think this is an outstanding collection: dispassionate and clear-eyed observation, presented in a variety of well-mastered verse forms … a gift for long complex sentences which turn out to be perfectly understandable and nicely balanced … admirable assurance.