Gary Catalano: Fresh Linen; Roland Robinson: The Hooded Lamp; and Ken Taylor: At Valentines

Picaro reissues of significant poetry collections

Julian Croft

 

Fresh Linen
by Gary Catalano
Picaro Press, $15 pb, 76 pp, 9781921691010

 

The Hooded Lamp
by Roland Robinson
Picaro Press, $15 pb, 56 pp, 9781921691027

 

At Valentines: Poems 1966–1969
by Ken Taylor
Picaro Press, $15 pb, 84 pp, 9781921691003

 

These three volumes, reprints of books published in the 1970s and 1980s, appear in the Art Box Series by Picaro Press. Reasonably priced, they will give contemporary readers a sense of the seedbed of Australian poetry a few decades ago. These volumes do just that. It would be hard to imagine a more eclectic selection of styles and approaches. Read together, they communicate the dynamics of the changes in poetry during those seminal decades.

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Published in November 2010 no. 326
Julian Croft

Julian Croft

Julian Croft was first published in Australian Letters in 1962 and has been writing ever since. He has published a novel, several books of poetry, critical studies of Joseph Furphy, and the Anglo-Welsh poet T.H. Jones, as well as edited collections of poetry. He has been an active reviewer over several decades. He lives in the New England region of NSW.

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