KEVIN JACKSON AND MODERNISM: CONSTELLATIONS OF GENIUS

Moose in his natural habitat, photo by Marzena Pogorzaly

Kevin Jackson died this week, suddenly and unexpectedly. It was a tragic loss; he was a unique polymath in the English arts scene, of whom I was aware through his editing of Anthony Burgess’ poems and his remarkable book Schrader on Schrader, about the film writer and director. We began communicating on social media through mutual friends; a number of potential meetings were all scuttled by