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Ann Vickery

Ann Vickery

Ann Vickery is Head of Writing, Literature and Culture at Deakin University. She is the author of three poetry collections, the most recent being Bees Do Bother: An antagonist’s care pack (Vagabond Press, 2021).

'Richard Mahony’s Most August Imagination', a new poem by Ann Vickery

October 2021, no. 436 22 September 2021
Before you could say Jack Robinson, I was posting a letter in the box that looks like a lean-to at the crepuscular end of the mind. The fire-fangled glow from the South kept sending small birds into the air until they capitulated as an augury of burnt offerings. Each wife, a postmistress, you pursued your loveless schemes through the endpapers of summer while I played the craftsman maintaining a c ... (read more)

Ann Vickery reviews 'Metre: A magazine of international poetry (No. 2, Spring 1997)' edited by Simon Caterson

November 1997, no. 196 01 November 1997
With a title like Metre, you know that this magazine is not attracting readers by its chic and sexy appeal. Our own home-grown mags, such as Otis Rush, Salt, and HEAT, at least offer their poetry with a bit more adventure and promise. Furthermore, by combining poetry with a range of fiction, cultural criticism, essays or reviews, such local efforts release poetry from solitary confinement and brin ... (read more)

Ann Vickery review 'The Collected Verse of Mary Gilmore: Volume 2, 1930–1962' edited by Jennifer Strauss

December 2007–January 2008, no. 297 01 December 2007
As the size of Jennifer Strauss’s two-volume scholarly edition of Mary Gilmore’s verse attests, Gilmore (1864–1962) is one of the most prolific poets in Australian literature. At around 800 pages, Volume 2 complements the first volume (which Vivian Smith reviewed in ABR, February 2006). Together, these two volumes represent the most detailed editing of an Australian poet to date. Rayner Hoff ... (read more)