Bronwyn Lea (ed.): Australian Poetry Journal

A subdued genesis

Peter Kenneally

 

AUSTRALIAN POETRY JOURNAL: BEGINNINGS
edited by Bronwyn Lea
Australian Poetry, $25 pb, 121 pp, 9780987176547

 

Bronwyn Lea has chosen ‘Beginnings’ as the theme for the first issue of Poetry Australia’s new journal. The Editor has some interesting things to say about a poem’s ‘beginning’ in her Foreword, but the journal doesn’t as yet have the feel of something fresh, lively, and distinctive that a beginning promises. It is as if the title doesn’t apply to the publication as a whole. This creates a certain tension in the reader.

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