David McCooey reviews three poets at the height of their powers

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November 2018, no. 406

David McCooey reviews three poets at the height of their powers

Reviewed by
November 2018, no. 406

Sarah Day’s début Towards Light by Sarah DayTowards Light & Other Poems by Sarah Daycollection, A Hunger to Be Less Serious (1987), married lightness of touch with depth of insight. In Towards Light & Other Poems (Puncher & Wattmann, $25 pb, 108 pp, 9781925780024), Day continues this project in poems concerned with light, a thing presented as both transformative and transformable. In ‘Reservoir’, for instance, the glass of a porthole can bend light with ‘its oblique know-how’.

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