Jane Goldman is Reader in English Literature at Glasgow University. She likes anything a word can do. Her poems have been published in Scree, Tender, Gutter, Blackbox Manifold, Adjacent Pineapple and elsewhere. Her first slim volume is Border Thoughts (Leamington Books, 2014), “a little theatrical box of spectacle and light … the living underworld of Brecht’s Threepenny Opera translated into raucous girlish post-war wayward ways” (Lisa Jeschke, Hix Eros 6).
now touched for luck like Montaigne’s foot
his bronze cast nose all rubbed down to its shiny still it pierces the dreich this dis- appearing slowly nose our very beacon of the virtual subjectivity of pethood
From Umbrellas of Edinburgh: Poetry and Prose Inspired by Scotland’s Capital City, ed. Russell Jones and Claire Askew (Freight, 2016)