David McCooey

David McCooey reviews 'Vertigo: A Cantata' by Jordie Albiston and 'Awake Despite the Hour' by Paul Mitchell

October 2007, no. 295 01 October 2007
David McCooey reviews 'Vertigo: A Cantata' by Jordie Albiston and 'Awake Despite the Hour' by Paul Mitchell
Reading Paul Mitchell’s second book of poems during a bout of insomnia seemed apposite not only because of its title but also because Mitchell’s poetry occupies a strange middle place, somewhere between dream and reality. Awake Despite the Hour illustrates Mitchell’s interest in occupying both the ‘real’ (politics, family and the quotidian) and the extramundane (imagination, the surreal ... (read more)