Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea reviews 'Six Different Windows'

Bronwyn Lea

Seen through one window, Paul Hetherington’s Six Different Windows appears to be a collection of poems concerned with the death of art. Such a theme is perhaps not surprising given that Hetherington, in addition to his seven books of poems, edited three volumes of Donald Friend’s diaries for the National Library of Australia, the last of which was s ... More

Bronwyn Lea reviews 'Burial Rites'

Bronwyn Lea

A novel that can be summarised in a single, captivating sentence is a publisher’s dream. Not that ease of marketing is a reliable measure of excellence. Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927), for instance – which could be described as ‘the story of a mother who dies before taking her son to visit a lighthouse, and later a woman completes a paintin ... More

Bronwyn Lea reviews Simon Armitage's 'Walking Home'

Bronwyn Lea

W ordsworth – poet–walker par excellence – had the best legs in the business. As his friend Thomas de Quincy noted: ‘Undoubtedly they had been serviceable legs beyond the average standard of requisition. For I calculate, upon good data, that with these identical legs Wordsworth must have traversed a distance of 185,000 English miles.’ In contrast, Simon Ar ... More

Bronwyn Lea (ed.): Australian Poetry Journal

Peter Kenneally

A subdued genesis

Peter Kenneally

 

AUSTRALIAN POETRY JOURNAL: BEGINNINGS
edited by Bronwyn Lea
Australian Poetry, $25 pb, 121 pp, 9780987176547

 

Bronwyn Lea has chosen ‘Beginnings’ as the theme for the first issue of Poetry Australia’s new jour ... More

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