Poetry

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

Les Murray (ed.): The Quadrant Book of Poetry

Anthony Lynch
22 May 2012

Anthony Lynch

 

The Quadrant Book of Poetry
edited by Les Murray
Quadrant Books, $44.95 hb, 244 pp, 9780980677867

 

In his polemical Introduction, Les Murray notes that Quadrant was founded sixty years ago by poet James McAuley, the ‘stern formalist’ w ... More

Vivian Smith: Here, There and Elsewhere

Martin Duwell
22 May 2012

Martin Duwell

 

Here, There and Elsewhere
by Vivian Smith
Giramondo, $24 pb, 70 pp, 9781920882815

 

This new book of Vivian Smith’s is really quite a surprise. If it were the case of any other poet approaching his eighties you might think of it as rather a gr ... More

Kate Lilley: Ladylike

Rose Lucas
22 May 2012

Rose Lucas

 

Ladylike
by Kate Lilley
UWA Publishing, $19.95 pb, 86 pp, 9781742584393

 

Like all good titles, Kate Lilley’s Ladylike offers the reader a coded and evocative entrée into her new collection. These poems are concerned with exposing and cr ... More

Rhyll McMaster: Late Night Shopping

Bronwyn Lea
20 April 2012

Bronwyn Lea

 

Late Night Shopping
by Rhyll McMaster
Brandl & Schlesinger, $24.95 pb, 80 pp, 9781921556302

 

Broadly speaking, there are two types of epitaphs: those formulated by loved ones to describe the living qualities of the ... More

Alan Fish: The Keeper of Fish; and M.A. Carter: Keeping Carter

Cassandra Atherton
20 April 2012

Philip Salom as Fisher King

Cassandra Atherton

 

The Keeper of Fish
by Alan Fish (edited by Philip Salom)
Puncher & Wattmann (Inbooks), $24 pb, 90 pp, 9781921450464

 

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S.K. Kelen: Island Earth

Anthony Lynch
20 April 2012

Anthony Lynch

 

Island Earth: New and Selected Poems
by S.K. Kelen
Brandl & Schlesinger, $29.95 pb, 335 pp, 9781876454173

 

‘Dark satanic mills won the day’, S.K. Kelen tells us in one of his strongest poems ... More

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