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Ross Bennett

Ross Bennett is a lecturer in the School of English at the Western Australian Institute of Technology.

Ross Bennett reviews 'The Silent Piano' by Philip Salom

April 1981, no. 29 01 April 1981
Thirty-year-old Western Australian poet Philip Salom’s first collection takes its title from Camus: ‘... a prisoner in a camp where cold and hunger were almost unbearable – who constructed himself a silent piano.’ Salom writes mainly about himself. The middle sections of the book (‘Figures in Clay’, ‘The Dam’, ‘Intersection’) deal with memories of childhood and adolescence on ... (read more)