10 March 2022 130 x 198 mm, 312 pages Paperback, $35 ‘From a thoughtful and zestful poet, Actions & Travels is an open- minded look at one of humanity’s dazzling arts.’ —Michael Hulse Anna Jackson A brilliant introduction to how poetry works through one hundred poems. Through illuminating readings of one hundred poems – fromCatullus to Alice Oswald, Shakespeare to Hera Lindsay Bird – Actions & Travels is an engaging introduction to how poetry works. Ten chapters look at simplicity and resonance, imagery and form, letters and odes, and much more. In Actions & Travels Anna Jackson explains how we can all read (and even write) poetry. See Anna's reading list for Actions & Travels over on her website: www.annajackson.nz Anna Jackson Actions & Travels How Poetry Works Anna Jackson is a New Zealand poet who grew up in Auckland and now lives in Island Bay, Wellington. She has a DPhil fromOxford and is an associate professor in English literature at Victoria University of Wellington. Anna made her poetry debut in AUP New Poets 1 before publishing six collections with Auckland University Press. Her most recent book, Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems , gathers work from her previous collections as well as twenty-five new poems. The book includes poems from Catullus for Children and I, Clodia , the two collections that engage with the work of Catullus, as well as poems about badminton, billiards, salty hair, takahē, head lice, indexing, proofreading, hens, truth and beauty. As a scholar, Anna Jackson is the author of Diary Poetics: Form and Style inWriters’ Diaries 1915–1962 (Routledge, 2010) and, with Charles Ferrall, Juvenile Literature and British Society, 1850–1950: The Age of Adolescence (Routledge, 2009).