Dr Jack Thacker is a writer and Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Critical Poetics at NTU. He specialises in modern and contemporary poetry and has published on Edward Thomas, Ted Hughes and Alice Oswald. In 2016, he was the winner of the Charles Causley International Poetry Competition and has since been writer in residence at both The Museum of English Rural Life and Lighthouse, Poole. His debut pamphlet-length collection is Handling (Two Rivers Press). He is currently working on a book based on his PhD thesis entitled Modern Georgics and is finishing his first full-length collection of poems.
Handling (Reading: Two Rivers Press, 2018)
‘Mapping the Furrow: ‘Edward Thomas at the Headland’, in Edward Thomas’s Roads from Arras, ed. by Andrew McKeown and Adrian Grafe (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018), pp. 47-58
‘Hughes and Agriculture’, in Ted Hughes in Context, ed. by Terry Gifford (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 283-91
‘Forming Livestock: Hughes and Husbandry from Mexborough to Moortown’, The Ted Hughes Society Journal 4.2 (2016), 48-54
‘The Thing in the Gap-Stone Style: Alice Oswald’s Acoustic Arrangements’, The Cambridge Quarterly 44.2 (June 2015), 103-18