Felicity Plunkett

‘A mutinous and ferocious grace: Nick Cave and trauma’s aftermath' by Felicity Plunkett

Felicity Plunkett
23 May 2019

It begins with a projected haze of ocean horizon. In this blurry liminal space, silence is misted with anticipation, like the moment before an echo comes back empty, right across the s More

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'Dangerous Ideas about Mothers' edited by Camilla Nelson and Rachel Robertson

Felicity Plunkett
26 November 2018

An essay at the heart of this collection, ‘Against Motherhood Memoirs’ by Maria Tumarkin, is not as insistent as its title suggests. Tumarkin, interested in ‘fissures and de-fusion More

Books of the Year 2018

Michelle de Kretser, et al.
26 November 2018

To celebrate the best books of 2018, Australian Book Review invited nearly forty contributors to nominate their favourite titles. Contributors include Michelle de Kretser

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Felicity Plunkett reviews 'Writers on Writers: Ceridwen Dovey on J.M. Coetzee'

Felicity Plunkett
15 October 2018

To imagine this possessiveness in voyeuristic terms – something I find creepy with its note of control or ridicule – strikes me as a way to manage both the erotic charge of reading and the uncomfortable distance b More

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'No Friend But the Mountains' by Behrouz Boochani

Felicity Plunkett
27 August 2018

Behrouz Boochani describes being smashed into the sea by the boulder-like weight of an overpacked, splintering boat transporting asylum seekers from Indonesia to Australia. The wreck’s More

Felicity Plunkett reviews 'The Letters of Sylvia Plath, Volume 1: 1940-1956' edited by Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil

Felicity Plunkett
26 March 2018

‘A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend,’ wrote Emily Dickinson. Yet part of the lure of letters – and life writing gener More

State Editor Felicity Plunkett introduces series two of the QLD anthology

19 December 2017

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, State Editor Felicity Plunkett introduces the second series of ABR's Queensland States of Poetry anthology.