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.
Julian Croft reviews 'Fresh Linen' by Gary Catalano, 'The Hooded Lamp' by Roland Robinson, and 'At Valentines' by Ken Taylor
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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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