White Fish with Painted Nails

poetry pamphlet. Published by Slow Dancer Press, 1994.

‘Confidently launches and swims into surprising landscapes…Jill Dawson uses bold and evocative images which convey much of the duality I believe she expresses with her title.’
– Jennie Fontana The North

Assured, varied and interesting poems. Dawson has a particularly good ear for the vernacular; snatches of dialogue are woven seamlessly into poems in a way which not only creates a solid sense of the character speaking, but also a kind of intimacy with both them and her.’

‘If you are an Americana freak, like me, this book is a joy.’
Iron Review