Circle Work by Cameron Lowe

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October 2014, no. 365
Cameron Lowe's third collection of poetry

Circle Work

by Cameron Lowe

Puncher & Wattmann, $25 pb, 76 pp, 9781922186232

Circle Work by Cameron Lowe

Reviewed by
October 2014, no. 365

Just over fifty years since the death of the great American poet William Carlos Williams, it ispleasing to see so much of his spirit still alive in Cameron Lowe’s third collection, Circle Work. Williams was often short-changed by poets who, mistakenly, thought his short, ‘photographic’ poems easy to imitate. Lowe, by contrast, fully understands the importance of close observation and imagination. He understands, too, the necessity for skilled syntax and how a poem may consist wholly of details which are not in the least ‘poetic’.

Cameron Lowe's third collection of poetry

Circle Work

by Cameron Lowe

Puncher & Wattmann, $25 pb, 76 pp, 9781922186232

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