The Apparition at Last by K. F. Pearson

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February 2007, no. 288

The Apparition at Last by K. F. Pearson

Black Pepper, $23.95 pb, 112 pp

The Apparition at Last by K. F. Pearson

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February 2007, no. 288

The Apparition at Large is Black Pepper’s managing director K.F. Pearson’s second outing as the commentating enigma, most recently encountered in The Apparition’s Daybook (1995). Opening poems map the identity’s regular ‘haunts’ – the bars and cafés of inner-Melbourne – via evocative sketches of daily life’s unexpected sensuality: ‘A colour can completely drench our consciousness.’ Transient comforts and pleasures, while lingered upon, are undercut by the apparition’s humiliating invisibility and insubstantiality.

Melissa Ashley reviews 'The Apparition at Large' by K.F. Pearson

The Apparition at Last

by K. F. Pearson

Black Pepper, $23.95 pb, 112 pp

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