Handling (Two Rivers Press, 2018)

‘In the title poem of Jack Thacker’s Handling, the young speaker struggles to steer large – and stubborn – sheep. Watching his father, he realises that handling animals needs subtlety as well as strength. Both these qualities grace Jack Thacker’s poems not of surface glamour, but of depth and skill. They offer their readers rich rewards.’ 
– Alison Brackenbury
‘On a first reading Handling is a convincing and likeable book; it takes a while to appreciate fully the quiet brilliance of this brief masterpiece, but once you do, it stays.’ 
– Bernard O’Donoghue
Other Publications
-‘from I, Sheep’, ‘The River’s Chambers’, ‘The Lunar Bow’, Blackbox Manifold 24 (July 2020) http://www.manifold.group.shef.ac.uk/ issue24/JackThackerBM24.html
– ‘A Drive’, ‘Heaney at Sutton Hoo’, ‘The Fox and the Stop’, Axon 10.1 (2020) https://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-vol-10-no-1-may-2020/these-things-happened
– Three Poems, Raceme (2019), pp. 49-51
 – Two Poems, The Compass (2019) http://www.thecompassmagazine.co.uk/jt/>
 – ‘October’, Caught by the River (2018) <https://www.caughtbytheriver.net/2018/10/october-a-poem-by-jack-thacker/
 – ‘Walmgate Stray’, Stand 16.3 (Autumn 2018), p. 43
 – Two Poems, Buildings of Nature (University of Reading, 2018), pp. 31-32
 – ‘The Night Office’, The Clearing (2017) https://www.littletoller.co.uk/the-clearing/poetry/new-poems-robert-peake-jack-thacker/
 – Two Poems, Eborakon 1.3 (2016), pp. 18-19
 – Four Poems, The Literateur (2016)                                                    
 – Three Poems, The Clearing (2016) https://www.littletoller.co.uk/the-clearing/jack-thacker-three-poems/
 – Four Poems, PN Review 42.6 (July-August 2016), p. 78
 – Two Poems, The Looking Glass Anthology (University of York, 2013), p. 23