Jacinta Le Plastrier

Poem of the Week - 'Neuroward2East' by Jacinta Le Plastrier

Australian Book Review
26 November 2015
Our fifth 'Poem of the Week' is ‘Neuroward2East’ by Jacinta Le Plastrier. ABR’s Poetry Editor, Lisa Gorton, introduces Jacinta who then discusses and reads her poem. More

Books of the Year 2015

Robert Adamson et al.
23 November 2015

Jennifer Maiden's The Fox Petition: New Poems (Giramondo) conjures foxes 'whose eyes were ghosts with pity' and foxes of language that transform the world's headlines


Jacinta Le Plastrier reviews 'The Weekly Poem' edited by Jordie Albiston

Jacinta Le Plastrier
30 April 2015

Discussing the genesis of a poem, W.H. Auden told Paris Review that at any given time he had two things on his mind: ‘a theme that interests me and a problem of verbal form, meter, diction, etc. The theme looks for the right form; the form looks for the right theme. When the two come together, I am able to start writing.’ Australian poet Jordie Albiston ... More

Anthony Lawrence's 'Signal Flare'

Jacinta Le Plastrier
19 January 2014

A signal flare, known mostly for its use as a maritime distress signal, has the ability to illuminate a disproportionately large area for what can also seem, given its intimate, hand-held origin, an unnaturally sustained time of several minutes. It is also the title of Anthony Lawrence’s fourteenth collection of poetry. While the phrase itself is not to be f ... More