Burning Eye Books, 2013
Illustrated by Hannah Jane Copestake
Poems for Grown Up Children is Jack Dean’s debut collection and is very much 21st Century poetry for 21st Century people. People who have grown up with technology and take it for granted. People who take the cacophony that backdrops our lives and hang it up as curtains. This is poetry infused with different beats. Poetry remixed and remade and slapped into a mix tape and taken out for a night on the tiles. Matched with the perfect complement of Hannah Jane Copestake’s illustrations this is poetry polished with craft and complexity that will be appreciated by the grown up child in you.