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The Water Bearer

Written by Tracy Ryan

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Water is contained in these poems in many different ways: from the water filling a second-hand cooler in an old farmhouse to ocean riptides and impassive dams; from swimming lessons to paddocks layered with water after rain. From scheme water, pipelines and a countryside in the grip of drought – the water in this collection is a many-sided metaphor. Tracy Ryan’s latest collection of poems is full of intimate intensity and clear vision, each poem wrought with consummate skill by ‘one of Australia’s most gifted poets’ (Marion May Campbell).

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

'Her language is elegant, spare, and deeply considered, a highly crafted mix of
poetic and simple, of direct and elusive. These poems will withstand many readings, and will stay with you long after the pages are closed.' WritingWA

'This review leaves much unsaid regarding how The Water Bearer augments Ryan’s already long list of fine accomplishments. Poem after poem here demonstrates beautifully honed linguistic arrangement, haunting affective intensity, and stunning formal control. It is for this unsaid, and much more, that the reader should turn to this volume, many times.' Cordite Poetry Review

Properties
ISBN 9781925164954 (Paperback)
Formats Lightning Source (203 x 133mm) (Paperback)
Categories New Releases
Poetry
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2018
Pages 96
  • Tracy ryan

    Tracy Ryan

    Tracy Ryan was born and grew up in Western Australia. She has worked at various jobs in libraries, bookselling, editing, community journalism and university teaching. She has a BA in English from Curtin University and a BA (Hons) in French from the University of New England in NSW. She is especially interested in foreign languages and the translation of poetry. Read more