Thomas Jackson: Is There Anybody There?


Chorlton Library


Friday 27 May, 2016 - 14.00


Thomas Jackson reads a selection of poems from his current collection, ‘Is There Anybody There?’, together with original guitar accompaniment. The poems are concerned with love, nature, death and disappointment, and more than anything with an attempt to find God in the interior life.

Is there a presence of God both in the glory and beauty of nature and in the experiences within the heart in contemplative prayer? Is there anybody there? Where can we look for salvation?
‘Oh Saint Jane, patron of little things and small causes/ Save us from the monsters roaring in the darknesses’ (From ‘A Truth Universally Acknowledged’)

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