Vertigo edited by Jordie Albiston & Awake Despite the Hour by Paul Mitchell

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October 2007, no. 295

Vertigo: A Cantata edited by Jordie Albiston

John Leonard Press, $23.95 pb, 51 pp, 9780977578757

Book Cover 2 Small

Awake Despite the Hour

by Paul Mitchell

Five Islands Press, $21.95 pb, 70 pp, 9780734036940

Vertigo edited by Jordie Albiston & Awake Despite the Hour by Paul Mitchell

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October 2007, no. 295

Reading Paul Mitchell’s second book of poems during a bout of insomnia seemed apposite not only because of its title but also because Mitchell’s poetry occupies a strange middle place, somewhere between dream and reality. Awake Despite the Hour illustrates Mitchell’s interest in occupying both the ‘real’ (politics, family and the quotidian) and the extramundane (imagination, the surreal and the metaphysical).

David McCooey reviews 'Vertigo: A Cantata' by Jordie Albiston and 'Awake Despite the Hour' by Paul Mitchell

Vertigo: A Cantata

edited by Jordie Albiston

John Leonard Press, $23.95 pb, 51 pp, 9780977578757

Book Cover 2 Small

Awake Despite the Hour

by Paul Mitchell

Five Islands Press, $21.95 pb, 70 pp, 9780734036940

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