new poems and a review

Great review here of Vanessa’s ‘Confessional Box’ 🙂

The Worded Page

There’s been plenty happening over the past month or so…so this blog post is a bit of a catch up.

Firstly, I was thrilled to read a third review of Confessional Box on Cordite this week. This one was by Siobhan Hodge and I really enjoyed reading about her experiences with the book, particularly her unpicking of some of the poems that have a ‘male voice’, as so much of the book is from a feminine perspective. The Harwood comparison was a real compliment, and while I hadn’t initially seen it, there is certainly a resonance between ‘In the Park’ and ‘Wife’.  You can read the full review here: http://cordite.org.au/reviews/hodge-page/

I also came across Stuart Barnes’ recent piece for Shot Glass Journal: A cento for 14 Australian poets. Stuart has kindly included me in this poem, leading off with a line from ‘Five Fifty-Three am’. I’m in some great company…

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