Jongleur

Jongleur

By Rennie Parker

Price: £10.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-93-8

Number of pages: 60

Poetry, English, Paperback, 135x210mm

Jongleur brings together some of the most famous troubadour poems in a new set of versions which seek to reflect the directness of the original language. The poets are at once entertainers, instructors, and creators; while their works represent both written text and lyrics intended for music. Love, loss and exile, woven with touches of humour and pain – universal themes and emotions which reach across the centuries.

Rennie Parker studied medieval art and literature at York University. She has published poetry collections through Shoestring Press, including Candleshoe (2014) and The Complete Electric Artisan (2017). Recent criticism appears in W.H. Davies: Essays on the Super-Tramp Poet (ed. Rory Waterman, Anthem Press, 2021).

Review by The Friday Poem