The cover to Jamie's poetry book, Shield. The image is made up of six horizontal stripes. The outside ones are white, and inside it goes yellow, pink, navy, turquoise (top to bottom). On the top white band in green it says "Jamie Hale" centrally with "Shield" in pink next to that. There is a white mask across the coloured bands. At the bottom on the white band it says "Verve Poetry Press" in pink

Signed copy of Shield £7.50

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Jamie Hale writes the poetry of survival. They are bold in their naming and lyrical in their honouring.

-Raymond Antrobus

Moving through the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of voices, Shield asks us what it means to be alive

‘These are arresting, heart-stopping poems lit with a rare intensity. Hale’s poems don’t pull any punches, they explore what it is to live in a body and on the way touch the centre of the fragility deep inside all of us. Humane poems that will make you ache.’ 

–  Mona Arshi