Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas is a Melbourne poet and academic. Her first poetry collection, Even in the Dark (UWAP, 2013) won the Mary Gilmore Award; her second collection was Unexpected Clearing (UWAP, 2016). Her most recent work is the poetry collection This Shuttered Eye (Liquid Amber Press, 2021) and the edited anthology Lockdown Poetry: The Covid long haul (Liquid Amber Press, 2021). She teaches in Graduate Research at Victoria University where she also supervises in creative writing and literary studies.

Rose Lucas reviews 'Knuckled' by Fiona Wright

February 2012, no. 338 20 January 2012
Rose Lucas reviews 'Knuckled' by Fiona Wright
Knuckled, poet and editor Fiona Wright’s highly anticipated first collection, arrives with an assuredness of style and voice that augurs well for Australian poetry. The overarching idea of ‘knuckles’ – of being knuckled, of beating knuckles, of the working joints of bare hands, even the throwing of knuckles in a game of chance – gives us a strong clue to the collection’s main themes. T ... (read more)

Rose Lucas reviews 'The Wing Collection: New and Selected Poems' by Diane Fahey

December 2011–January 2012, no. 337 24 November 2011
Rose Lucas reviews 'The Wing Collection: New and Selected Poems' by Diane Fahey
Over nearly thirty years and ten books, Diane Fahey has made a significant contribution to Australian poetry. The Wing Collection, from Puncher & Wattmann, showcases a wonderful array of her work. This generous collection offers a rich journey through Fahey’s key images and the recurring preoccupations that have made her work so distinctive. The six sections of this book have been grouped in ... (read more)

Rose Lucas reviews 'amphora' by Joanne Burns

September 2011, no. 334 22 August 2011
Rose Lucas reviews 'amphora' by Joanne Burns
joanne burns has long been a force in Australian poetry. amphora, her thirteenth collection, builds on that legacy with the energy and vital idiosyncrasy with which readers have come to associate her work. The collection’s title – one of the sections of poetry – gives us a clue as to what we will find here. burns offers her reader an amphora, and thereby casts her book as a beautiful jar bri ... (read more)
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