Josephine Clarke

Precise observation is considered a prerequisite for poetry, but there are limits as to what a surfeit of detail can bring to a poem, or even to an entire volume. Three new poetry collections, each different in tone and subject matter, deploy close observation to varying degrees of success across poems that scrutinise domestic tension, interspecies dynamics, landscape, and everyday grace.

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Josephine Clarke reads her poems 'Cantonment Hill' and 'On that last morning' which feature in series two of the Western Australian States of Poetry anthology.