Poetry. FORTUNE COOKIE is Jenna Clake's debut collection. These poems deal with the everyday and ordinary: living with a partner, friendships, and chronic insomnia. At the same time, they contain confusing, absurd worlds: animals can talk, boyfriends are imagined or might be seals, and jellyfish are slowly taking over. At once humorous, poignant and unsettling, this collection considers how we might make sense of a world that really makes no sense at all.
Jenna Clake was born in Staffordshire in 1992. She is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham, where her research focuses on the Feminine and Feminist Absurd in twenty-first century British and American poetry. Jenna's poetry has appeared in Poems in Which, The Bohemyth, Oxford Poetry, and more. FORTUNE COOKIE is her debut collection.Author City: Birmingham UNK