Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence has published sixteen books of poems and a novel. His most recent collection is Headwaters (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016). His books and poems have won a number of awards, including the Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the NSW Premier's Award. He lives on the far north coast of New South Wales.

Anthony Lawrence reviews 'Earthly Delights' by S.K. Kelen

February 2007, no. 288 01 February 2007
Anthony Lawrence reviews 'Earthly Delights' by S.K. Kelen
Stephen Kelen’s new book is an ambitious, wide and free-ranging journey through past and present, war and peace, family life, travel and technology. It has all the hallmarks of Kelen’s previous books: a marvellous ear and restless eye, a gift for narrative that challenges as much as it reaffirms, and a willingness to tackle anything that takes his attention. These (mostly) narrative poems have ... (read more)

Anthony Lawrence reviews 'Selected Poems 1968–2014' by Paul Muldoon

September 2017, no. 394 30 August 2017
Anthony Lawrence reviews 'Selected Poems 1968–2014' by Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon’s friend and mentor, the late Seamus Heaney, once remarked that reading Muldoon was like being in a room with two informants: one a compulsive liar and one who always tells the truth. The trick, Heaney suggested, is ‘trying to formulate a question that will elicit an answer from either one that can be reliably decoded’. Muldoon’s poems are renowned for their sleight of hand, ... (read more)