Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Tas poetry festival overview of events

Bright South has been supporting the Tasmanian Poetry Festival a little lately, including hosting their programme. Check it out, and more – get thee there! Read more… (click the heading to do so, and to activate links to the programme and TPF website)

Reviews News

This one is just a quick post to refer you, dear reader, to some books I’ve reviewed recently, and not that recently. How time flies… Poetry Tilting at Time by Greg Tome, Plumwood Mountain Journal, November 2020. When Poets Write Prose, a review of recent collections by Joanne Burns, Stephanie Green and Jane Williams, Cordite, 20 …

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.

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 …