Jack Thacker (poet)

Wednesday, 25 July 2018: Celebrate the launch of Jack Thacker’s collection ‘Handling’

Join us to celebrate the launch of a new collection by poet and farmer’s son, Jack Thacker. This exciting volume has been produced in partnership MERL, the Museum of English Rural Life. The words within are inspired directly by Jack’s … Continue reading

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handlingHandling by Jack Thacker (poet)


Jack Thacker grew up on a farm in Herefordshire. He recently completed a PhD on contemporary poetry at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter. His poetry has been published in many print and online magazines and has been broadcast on Radio 4. He was the winner of the 2016 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition and the poet-in-residence at the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading from October 2017 to March 2018.