Written by Graeme Miles
The poems in Phosphorescence, Graeme Miles’ first collection, focus on growth, decay and luminosity. Though concerned with the foundational events of childhood and with inner experience, they are keenly aware of place, embracing various localities in Western Australia and beyond. The central sequences, ‘Circle and Line’ and ‘Some Hours’, explore the cycles of light and darkness both through the past (mediaeval books of hours and Virgil) and in present reality. Ranging from short lyrics to major meditative sequences, Phosphorescence introduces a distinctive new voice in Australian poetry.
(198 x 128mm)