Poetry

Aidan Coleman: Asymmetry

Mike Ladd
28 August 2012

Mike Ladd

 

Asymmetry
by Aidan Coleman
Brandl & Schlesinger, $24.95 pb, 71 pp, 9781921556319

 

In July 2007, at the age of thirty-one, Aidan Coleman suffered a stroke as a result of a brain tumour. Asymmetry is a book in two parts. The first details ... More

Jo Langdon: Snowline

Peter Kenneally
28 August 2012

Peter Kenneally

 

Snowline
by Jo Langdon
Whitmore Press, $19.95 pb, 31 pp, 9780975776292

 

A childhood in Australia, safe and dry, but somehow incomplete: then time overseas defining the self against a different sky; finally, the return home, perhaps to start a ... More

A lifetime of poems from Rosemary Dobson

Susan Sheridan
10 July 2012

Susan Sheridan

 

Collected
by Rosemary Dobson

University of Queensland Press, $27.95 pb, 378 pp, 9780702239113

 

This volume contains all the poems that Rosemary Dobson wants to preserve. They represent a substantial portion of h ... More

Lisa Jacobson: The Sunlit Zone

Peter Kenneally
10 July 2012

Peter Kenneally

 

The Sunlit Zone
by Lisa Jacobson
5 Islands Press, $29.95 pb, 165 pp, 9780734047465

 

It is 2050 in Melbourne. The seas have risen, full of accidental genetic mixtures and cloned versions of extinct favourites, while the land is dried out and lif ... More

Barry Hill: Naked Clay

Kate Middleton
10 July 2012

Brutal looking

Kate Middleton

 

Naked Clay: Drawing from Lucian Freud
by Barry Hill
Shearsman Books, $25 pb, 160 pp, 9781848611780

 

With his new volume of poetry, Barry Hill has set himself the challenge of writing a book focused on the visual art of t ... More

Michael Sharkey: Another Fine Morning in Paradise

Paul Hetherington
09 July 2012

Paul Hetherington

 

Another Fine Morning in Paradise
by Michael Sharkey
5 Islands Press, $24.95 pb, 100 pp, 9780734047458

 

The variety of Australian poetry is attested to by books such as Another Fine Morning in Paradise. Neither entirely fish nor fowl, ... More

Kristin Henry: All the Way Home

Peter Kenneally
09 July 2012

Peter Kenneally

 

All the Way Home
by Kristin Henry
UWA Publishing, $24.95 pb, 187 pp, 9781742582825

 

The cover of Kristin Henry’s verse novel All the Way Home shows a man at the wheel of a car, looking ahead at an endless dirt road. There is even a Y ... More

Remembering Peter Steele

Kate Middleton
04 July 2012

Bricks, knowledge, gravity

 

‘I just read a history of bricks.’

 

We learn about the ways our teachers have influenced us over many years. As an undergraduate student at the University of Melbourne, I took every class taught by Professor Peter Steele SJ. More than a decade after I first sat in h ... More

Golden Sigi: An Advertisement

Maria Takolander
22 May 2012

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Dan Disney: and then when the

Kate Middleton
22 May 2012

Kate Middleton

 

and then when the
by Dan Disney
John Leonard Press, $24.95 pb, 46 pp, 9780980852325

 

Dan Disney’s début collection, and then when the, is a slim volume infused with irreverent outings in philosophy and place. Just as the opening poem ... More

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