Recreational Vehicles on Fire by Jane Ormerod is an extraordinary first full-length collection of poetry by a completely original modern voice. Daring and innovative, yet remarkably accessible, Ormerod explores the psyche and reduced position of humanity in a world increasingly overtaken by corporate greed and faceless machines. She invites the reader to examine with her how—of if—basic human emotions such as grief, joy and love fit into the present, and ponders their place in relation to past and future. Each poem is a stunning example of language and thought, delivered in a variety of unique forms. Ormerod is indeed a force to be reckoned with.
Poet and literary critic Sarah Sarai notes: “I’ve seen her perform . . . and find her speech—not elite, not Cockney—like her poetry, arresting and uncommon. . . A little punk, a little reserved, a lot artist, [her work] swoops in to challenge and transfix. Her confident lines embody a surety that their existence is all the sense we need.”
Recreational Vehicles on Fire; New & Selected Poems, by Jane Ormerod, Three Rooms Press
ISBN: 978-0-9840700-1-5, $15.00, 6” x 9”, 112 Pages, October 2009, Trade Paper, Poetry
About Jane Ormerod
Born on the south coast of England, Jane Ormerod now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond—Los Angeles to Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Canada, Britain, Ireland, and The Netherlands to name just a few places. In 2011 Jane performed at the John Cage retrospective at The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, England. Other performance venues include Beyond Baroque, The Knitting Factory, Bowery Poetry Club, The Inspired Word, Le Poisson Rouge, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Seligmann Center for the Arts, Galapagos Art Space, and The Stone. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA which focuses on edgy and experimental poetry, prose, and live performance.