An essay on Oliné Keese’s The Broad Arrow, Robert S. Close’s Eliza Callahan and Rachel Leary’s Bridget Crack, reflecting on poetic language in Tasmanian writing and the sensory and emotional languages we use to communicate with and about the world.
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.
Susan Richardson’s wonderful collection of marine creature themed poetry, Words the Turtle Taught Me is not only a fantastic read but would also be a really valuable classroom resource for anyone studying marine life, endangered species or interested in exploring different ways to write poetry.
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.
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.
This is an extraordinary extended prose-poem that will surely appeal to lovers of triffids and weird and visceral adventures.
Anne Morgan is an amazing poet! She’s also a super active member of lutruwita-Tasmania’s writing community, coordinating the Facebook page ‘Celebrate Tasmanian Books and Writing’, and you can often catch her reading her work about the state. If you get the chance to hear her, go! Anne also knows just the way to catch the …
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 …
Pete Hay and Paul Gerard are kicking off an exciting collaborative tour on the 3rd of August at the Peacock Theatre. An Evening in Andalusia celebrates the great Andalusian poet Federico García Lorca. Lorca was executed in 1936 in the first weeks of the Spanish Civil War. His poetry was banned for 20 years after his …
Of one of lutruwita-Tasmania’s greatest poets, of Pete Hay, Rachel Edwards wrote: “no one else takes the temperature of this island like Hay, and no one else uses Tasmania as such an effective prism through which to consider human nature” (The Australian). Not only is Pete a poet though, he is also a respected scholar and activist. Find out more . . .