Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson’s most recent book is Reaching Light: Selected Poems, edited by Devin Johnston. He was formerly the CAL Chair in Poetry at the University of Technology, Sydney. (Photograph by Juno Gemes)

Robert Adamson reviews 'Salt', Volume 10 edited by John Kinsella

September 1997, no. 194 01 September 1997
When a poet reviews a poetry magazine, it can be like walking out over a virtual minefield. I have a few more books to write before they take me out, so let me say straight away, I come in peace. These are cynical times, so maybe nobody will be taken in by this tone. After all, Salt is published and edited by John Kinsella, a highly successful poet who has established himself in record time. Let ... (read more)

Robert Adamson reviews 'The Gatekeeper’s Wife' by Fay Zwicky

December 1997–January 1998, no. 197 01 December 1997
Robert Adamson reviews 'The Gatekeeper’s Wife' by Fay Zwicky
It’s been four years since Fay Zwicky’s Selected Poems 1970–1992 was published by the University of Queensland Press in their long-running poetry series with the infamous pencil portrait covers. The Gatekeeper’s Wife is one of two books in a poetry series by a relatively new publisher. The design is reminiscent of the wonderful Cape Editions edited by Nathaniel Tarn in the sixties. Brandl ... (read more)