Bronwyn Lea

2020 Porter Prize Judges

Australian Book Review
15 July 2019

John HawkeJohn Hawke is a Senior Lecturer, specialising in poetry, at Monash University. His books include More

'Lost World Sonnets', a new poem by Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea
26 March 2019


In my mind he is always half the age
I am now as he stands on a green shelf
of Razorback mountain. I will wait
for him forever i More

Bronwyn Lea reviews Islands by Peggy Frew

Bronwyn Lea
25 March 2019

According to the AFP, two Australians under the age of eighteen are reported missing every hour. Most are found alive, fairly quickly, but an unlucky few will progress to the category of l More

Death of a Salesman (Queensland Theatre) ★★★★1/2

Bronwyn Lea
18 February 2019

Miller’s intention in writing the play, he recalls in his autobiography, TimebendsMore

2017 Books of the Year

Australian Book Review
26 November 2017

To celebrate the best books of 2017 Australian Book Review invited nearly forty contributors to nominate their favourite titles. Contributors include Michelle de Kretser, Susan Wy More

Scenes from a Marriage (Queensland Theatre) ★★★★

Bronwyn Lea
20 November 2017

Famous couples from literature – from Romeo and Juliette to Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy – have enacted storylines built around rituals of courtship and the obstacles they face on the More

Noises Off (Queensland Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company) ★★★★

Bronwyn Lea
13 June 2017

If you’ve done your homework and you think the answer to the ‘ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything’ is 42, you’d be wrong. You’ve read the wrong book. The actu More

'Zeitgeist' by Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea
28 April 2017

We admire it because it disdains to destroy us:
beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror

Chagall’s falling man, a grandfather clock, a yellow
cow with a blue violin populate an allegory of terror

... More

Bronwyn Lea is Poet of the Month

26 February 2017

Which poets have most influenced you? I first fell for the British Romantics: Keats for his sensitivity, and Byron for his humour, both qualities I try to exercise in my own work. Otherwis 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

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