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Jacinta Le Plastrier

Jacinta Le Plastrier
Jacinta Le Plastrier is a Melbourne-based poet, writer, editor, and publisher. Her poetry collection, The Book of Skins, will be published in March 2014. See:

Jacinta Le Plastrier reviews 'The Weekly Poem' edited by Jordie Albiston

May 2015, no. 371 30 April 2015
Discussing the genesis of a poem, W.H. Auden told Paris Review that at any given time he had two things on his mind: ‘a theme that interests me and a problem of verbal form, meter, diction, etc. The theme looks for the right form; the form looks for the right theme. When the two come together, I am able to start writing.’ Australian poet Jordie Albiston’s The Weekly Poem, comprising fifty-tw ... (read more)

Jacinta Le Plastrier reviews 'Signal Flare' by Anthony Lawrence

February 2014, no. 358 19 January 2014
A signal flare, known mostly for its use as a maritime distress signal, has the ability to illuminate a disproportionately large area for what can also seem, given its intimate, hand-held origin, an unnaturally sustained time of several minutes. It is also the title of Anthony Lawrence’s fourteenth collection of poetry. While the phrase itself is not to be found in any of the poems, the poetic i ... (read more)