Filming Golden Moss’s The Diver

Callan in the water

Bright South has recently been helping Melbourne independent filmmakers Golden Moss with production of their new story. Filming has just been completed at a number of locations around the Tasman Peninsula. This was a mammoth task achieved in just 6 days, and was greatly assisted by the generosity of a number of locals, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks. Read more …

Bright South publishes Pete Hay’s Girl Reading Lorca

Girl Reading Lorca

Bright South is proud to be the publisher of Pete Hay’s poetry chapbook, Girl Reading Lorca. From a poet normally regarded as “fiercely Tasmanian”, this collection is a startling departure from Pete, but no less observant, subtle or incisive than his better known work. The centrepiece of Girl Reading Lorca is a celebration of the …

Review: Rachel Mead’s The Flaw in the Pattern

Rachel’ Mead’s The Flaw in the Pattern takes you on a journey ranging from Tasmania’s Overland Track to the southern ocean, and out into the great basin of Lake Eyre. Her observations are always interknitted with the intimate details of life and human relations, which allow you to see into the flaws in the patterns of everyday language.

Review: Dominique Hecq’s Hush: A Fugue

Dominique Hecq’s Hush: A Fugue is a quiet, sad, collection of poems, which, for me, really evokes the atmosphere of Melbourne. Dominique is an accomplished writer, in this volume exploring themes of loss and mourning, not only of a child, but also of her mother tongue, French.

Review: Kirsten Lang’s SkinNotes’

Kirsten Lang’s poems thoughtful and profound explorations of the spaces between human and nonhuman, the self and the world. Her writing speaks of the ‘vibrant matter’ of the world and give you a sense of being enmeshed in a glittering web that connects you to everything around you.