Stone Scar Air Water by Judy Johnson

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October 2013, no. 355
Rose Lucas reviews 'Stone Scar Air Water' by Judy Johnson

Stone Scar Air Water

by Judy Johnson

Walleah Press, $20 pb, 131 pp, 9781877010323

Stone Scar Air Water by Judy Johnson

Reviewed by
October 2013, no. 355

Judy Johnson’s sixth collection of poetry brings us a strong range of closely observed, powerful poems. As the title suggests, they are all linked together by elemental themes: the apparent solidity of stone, the persistence of scar tissue, the promises of air, and the complex gifts of water. In their often very different ways, each of the poems negotiates something of this elemental field, either in terms of an actuality of landscape and the specificity of place, in relation to particular narratives of history or as an archaeology of the emotions.

Rose Lucas reviews 'Stone Scar Air Water' by Judy Johnson

Stone Scar Air Water

by Judy Johnson

Walleah Press, $20 pb, 131 pp, 9781877010323

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