I'll be reading on Friday, 24 May, at 7.30 pm, upstairs at the Betsey Trotwood pub in Clerkenwell, London, with Tim Wells, Emma Jones, and Ross Sutherland. Free admission. For details, see:
The Ninjas can be ordered via the websites below:
or, in the US:
or by requesting it from your local bookshop.
The Guardian calls The Ninjas "funny, clever, and downright charming", with "a good line in sarcasm and sass. . . .
This quirky and wise collection has outstanding originality and poise".
The Sunday Telegraph, in its column "The Best Recent Poetry", says The Ninjas is
"hugely entertaining. . . . The quirky humour is pierced with feelings of loss and regret".
The Times Literary Supplement writes:
"Yeh's debut collection, Marabou (2005), which was nominated for the Whitbread Poetry Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, charmed with its cast of idiosyncratic voices. . . . The Ninjas is just as eccentric as Yeh's debut, populated by androids, sentient lilies, yeti, kittens, talking portraits. . . .
A little excess is a small price to pay for this unashamedly and joyfully quirky second collection".
Poetry Review says The Ninjas
"abounds in wit and invention, with far greater breadth and humour" and "a distinctly contemporary mind-set".
New Welsh Review adds:
"One is tempted to gobble down the exquisite poems one after another. . . .
Offers hope, humour and pathos in equal measure. . . .
The beauty and extraordinary surprise of Jane Yeh's wonderful collection".
The poem "On Ninjas", from The Ninjas, appears in the current issue of Boston Review. It can be read online here:
The poem "Musk-Ox" was chosen as Poem of the Week by The Guardian and can be read here:
The poem "Yesterday," appears in The Forward Book of Poetry 2013 (Faber), and the poem "The Birds" appears in The Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt).