by John Kinsella & Ron Sims
The Kangaroo Virus project is a collaboration between poet John Kinsella and sound artist and photographer Ron Sims fusing poetry, photographs and sound recordings into an organic whole. It is a multimedia investigation of landscape and language, rumour and fact, concerning the sudden blindness and subsequent death of kangaroos in the southern forests…Read more »
by John Mateer
‘Knowledge, insight, enthusiasm, can come to Mateer from any quarter, and his openness to receive revelation and explore its nuance lends a notable excitement to his work.’ — Antipodes.
John Mateer’s second collection of poetry ranges through lyrics of sudden insight to long, performative poems of grieving. John’s vision records the blurry worlds…Read more »
‘… a master poet with a style and panache all her own’ — The West Australian.
‘Caddy is at her most stunning when she describes what she’s seeing around her’ — Quadrant.
In the Working Temple Caroline Caddy continues her exploration of of people and place, ideas and lives in process. Her longstanding interest in Asia and Asian cultures…Read more »
by Tracy Ryan
Bluebeard in Drag re-embodies the unsaid of our stories about family and memory. Tracy Ryan’s poems examine the Gothic workings of power within the family, its incursions into the body, and how the body might resist, survive, and even heal.
Powerful, controlled and searingly honest, Bluebeard in Drag is compelling as an exploration of the resources…Read more »
‘There are only a handful (or fewer) of English-language poets of his generation whose work is already so original, so fully formed, and so clearly destined to become part of the central tradition’ — Harold Bloom. Read more »
Moving from deceptively simple lyrics, through substantial poems of interiority, experience and remembering, Night Reversing opens out into the powerful narrative sequence ‘Canada Poems’Read more »
‘It has often been remarked that John Kinsella has two bodies of work. His very recent volume, The Silo: A Pastoral Symphony…can be citied as exemplary of a meditative, narrative mode of poetry, while the work collected here could be said to represent his interests in the “experimental”. But the difference between the books is, in fact, an epistemological…Read more »
by John Mateer
John Mateer writes: ‘Burning Swans is a glimpse of iconoclasm, a moment through which an antipodean symbol burns with the light of an individual’s past and an adopted country’s ahistorical present. The disturbance in the poems is a recognition of loss. Personal relationships replace the abstraction of belief. Images are nourished by blood’s pneumonic…Read more »
by Tracy Ryan
My world a glass box I am
fixed in primary colours stopped
as snow unshiftable
as blood on your hands ebony
In Killing Delilah, myth and the personal meet in a powerful and uncompromising exploration of female experience. Both passionate and distanced, tentative and hard-edged by turns, these…Read more »