Jennifer Harrison: Colombine

Martin Duwell
04 May 2011

Poet of pairs

Martin Duwell


Colombine: New & Selected Poems
by Jennifer Harrison
Black Pepper, $28.95 pb, 247 pp, 9781876044657


Colombine selects from Jennifer Harrison’s four previous collections and adds a book-l ... More

Robyn Rowland: Seasons of Doubt & Burning

Maria Takolander
04 May 2011

‘Hope in flight’

Maria Takolander



Seasons of doubt & burning: New & Selected Poems
by Robyn Rowland
Five Islands Press, $29.95 pb, 226 pp, 9789734041609


Robyn Rowland writes what could be described as a traditionally femi ... More

Toby Davidson (ed.): Collected Poems: Francis Webb

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
26 April 2011

Francis Webb the magician

Chris Wallace-Crabbe


edited and introduced by Toby Davidson
UWA Publishing, $32.95 pb, 480 pp, 9781742582689


The deeply troubled Francis Webb, a magician with language, is s ... More

Jamie Grant (ed.): 100 Australian Poems of Love and Loss

David McCooey
21 April 2011

On love and loss

David McCooey


100 Australian Poems of Love and Loss
edited by Jamie Grant
Hardie Grant Books, $39.95 hb, 215 pp, 9781740669108


100 Australian Poems of Love and Loss is the companion volume to Jamie Grant’s 100 Austra ... More

Noel Rowe: A Cool and Shaded Heart; and Noel Rowe: Ethical Investigations

David McCooey
14 April 2011

Welcome editions from an enigmatic poet

David McCooey


A Cool and Shaded Heart: Collected Poems
by Noel Rowe (edited by Michael Brennan)
Vagabond Press, $33 pb, 192 pp, 9780980511307


Ethical Investigations: Essays on Australian Literat ... More

Ali Alizadeh: Ashes in the Air

Gig Ryan
26 March 2011

Global twilight

Gig Ryan


Ashes in the Air
by Ali Alizadeh
University of Queensland Press
$24.95 pb, 94 pp, 9780702238727


Poet and novelist Ali Alizadeh’s third book of poetry, Ashes in the Air, reclaims some themes from his earlier ... More

Dennis Haskell: Acts of Defiance

Martin Duwell
26 March 2011

Worried wrestlings

Martin Duwell


Acts of Defiance: New and Selected Poems
by Dennis Haskell
Salt Publishing (Inbooks)
$24.95 pb, 142 pp, 9781844715275


First books often suffer most in a Selected Poems as the poet w ... More

Seamus Heaney: Human Chain; and Dennis O'Driscoll: Stepping Stones

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
01 February 2011

Interviews and a new collection from Seamus Heaney

Chris Wallace-Crabbe


Human Chain
by Seamus Heaney
Faber and Faber, $29.99 hb, 96 pp, 9780571269228


Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney
by Dennis O’DriscollMore

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