Headlands by Bruce Beaver

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May 1986, no. 80

Headlands by Bruce Beaver

University of Queensland Press, 73 pp, $14.95 hb, 0 7022 1788 3

Headlands by Bruce Beaver

by
May 1986, no. 80

The jacket painting on Bruce Beaver’s highly wrought little book of prose poems is Lloyd Rees’ ‘The Coast near Klama’. It’s an elevated view of virgin green and dun coloured headland, the ochres rising through. Sea swirls into an oysterish bay. There is one distant figure looking down on another distant figure in a rock pool below. The sky, as with so many Rees skies, is egg-shelly yellow near the horizon, a glowing compliment to the taste we form and hold of earth.

Barry Hill reviews 'Headlands' by Bruce Beaver

Headlands

by Bruce Beaver

University of Queensland Press, 73 pp, $14.95 hb, 0 7022 1788 3

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