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Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison’s latest poetry collection is Anywhy (Black Pepper, 2018). She is Chair of the World Psychiatry Association’s Section for Art and Psychiatry.

Jennifer Harrison reviews 'Ecstacies and Elegies: Poems' by Paul Carter

August 2014, no. 363 01 August 2014
It may seem strange to begin a review of Paul Carter’s extraordinary poetry collection by quoting the words of another writer, but these lines of Boris Pasternak’s – taken from his essay in The Poet’s Work (1989), a collection of writings by twentieth-century poets on their art – seem particularly pertinent: By its inborn faculty of hearing, poetry seeks out the melody of nature amid ... (read more)

Jennifer Harrison reviews 'Outcrop: Radical Australian poetry of land' edited by Jeremy Balius and Corey Wakeling

March 2014, no. 359 28 February 2014
Radical histories often balance political ideas and actions on a see-saw of progressive liberal ideology on the one hand, and a thumbs-down rejection of the ‘old guard’ on the other – a challenge to perceived obsolete, lazy, or contaminated ways of seeing, doing, or being. When I encountered the word ‘radical’ in the title of Outcrop, its rich political history of associations hovered ab ... (read more)
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