Amy Lin

Amy Lin

Amy Lin (née Hilhorst) recently completed her PhD at University of Western Australia, where she researched mental illness in mid-twentieth century Australian poetry. Amy’s poems have been published in Cordite, Axon, Verity La, Social Alternatives and Westerly, and her reviews, interviews and essays have appeared in various literary journals.

Amy Lin reviews 'White on White' by Anne Elvey and 'The Sky Runs Right Through Us' by Reneé Pettitt-Schipp

January-February 2019, no. 408 28 November 2018
Amy Lin reviews 'White on White' by Anne Elvey and 'The Sky Runs Right Through Us' by Reneé Pettitt-Schipp
Anne Elvey’s White on White and Reneé Pettitt-Schipp’s The Sky Runs Right Through Us both offer ideas of unsettlement in contemporary Australia; Elvey’s is the unsettlement brought by the arrival of colonists, whereas Pettitt-Schipp explores the unsettlement associated with denying arrival. In White on White, Elvey explores the limitations and downfalls of colonialism, and the paradoxical a ... (read more)