Kin, Anne Elvey’s first full collection of poetry, brings together a wide range of poems full of light and the acuity of close attention. These poems focus on a world of inter-relationships where tree and water, creature and human, air and breathing, coexist – suggestive of an underlying philo-sophy of humility and acceptance. This is a world which envisions at least the potential of balance and a non-hierarchical sharing, where self and other, the natural world, and the devices and desires of the human might recognise each other.
Anne Elvey's new collection of poetry
by Anne Elvey
Five Islands Press, $25 pb, 71 pp, 9780734048974
Rose Lucas is Melbourne poet, critic and academic. She works at Victoria University and her next poetry collection,...
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