Book reviews

November 2018

Anne Elvey reviews phosphene by Tamryn Bennett

Anne M Carson reviews Mississippi by Maude Schuyler Clay and Ann Fisher-Wirth

Brook Emery launches Green Point Bearings by Kathryn Fry

Daniel Bratton reviews women: poetry: migration edited by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews Words the Turtle Taught Me by Susan Richardson

Di Cousens reviews Walking with Camels: The Story of Bertha Strehlow by Leni Shilton

Mary Cresswell reviews The Weight of Light by Kristen Lang

Robyn Cadwallader reviews The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc by Ali Alizadeh

August 2018

Alex Griffin reviews In Some Ways Dingo by Melody Paloma

Alice Allan reviews Domestic Interior by Fiona Wright

Cassandra O’Loughlin reviews Lunar Inheritance by Lachlan Brown

Dorothy Poulopoulos reviews All My Goodbyes by Mariana Dimόpulos, translated by Alice Whitmore

Gemma Mahadeo reviews Mirror Sydney by Vanessa Berry

Phillip Hall reviews November Journal by Diane Fahey

Liz Conor launches Feminist Ecologies edited by Lara Stevens, Peta Tait and Denise Varney

Robert Wood reviews Flood Damages by Eunice Andrada

Simon Patton reviews up through branches by Kit Kelen

Thom Sullivan reviews Renga: 100 Poems by John Kinsella and Paul Kane

June 2018

Anne Elvey reviews Brink by Jill Jones

Mark Crees reviews Anatomy of Voice by David Musgrave

Robert Wood reviews Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young

Rose Lucas reviews Fume by Phillip Hall

Rose Lucas reviews The Conversation of Trees by Vanessa Kirkpatrick

Thriveni C Mysore reviews concrete flamingos by Mark Roberts

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Passage by Kate Middleton

February 2018

A. Buchanan-Stuart reviews Chatelaine by Bonny Cassidy

Anne M Carson reviews A Perfect Distortion by Marietta Elliott-Kleerkoper

Brenda Saunders reviews Fire Work: Last Poems by Aileen Kelly

Brianna Bullen reviews Reading for a Quiet Morning by Petra White

Craig Coulsen reviews Aurelia by John Hawke

Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews A Salivating Monstrous Plant by Tanya Thaweeskulchai

Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews SkinNotes by Kristen Lang

Di Cousens reviews No More Boats by Felicity Castagna

Gemma Mahadeo reviews Koel by Jen Crawford

Lucas Smith reviews The Only White Landscape by Derek Motion

Lyn Chatham reviews This Water: Five Tales by Beverley Farmer

Mary Cresswell reviews Cleanskin Poems by Lauren Williams

Mary Cresswell reviews Getting By Not Fitting In by Les Wicks

Phillip Hall reviews Land Mass by R D Wood

Phillip Hall reviews six titles from Recent Works Press

Sasha Shtargot reviews Watching from the Shadows by Greg Tome

Siobhan Hodge reviews Like Nothing on this Earth: A Literary History of the Wheatbelt by Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

Simon Patton reviews Homing by Shevaun Cooley

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Lucid Nature by Sean O’Carroll

Tina Giannoukos reviews Fragments by Antigone Kefala

October 2017

Anne Elvey reviews Give Forest Its Next Portent by Peter Larkin

Helen Hagemann reviews Flute of Milk by Susan Fealy

Jenny Henty reviews Have Been and Are by Brook Emery

Michael Potts reviews Industrial Oz and Hawk on Wire by Scott T Starbuck

Robert Wood reviews Broken Teeth by Tony Birch

Robert Wood reviews The Honeymoon Stage by Oscar Schwartz

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Euclid’s Dog by Jordie Albiston

August 2017

Alice Allan reviews The Metronome by Jennifer Maiden

Anne Stuart reviews Missing Up by Pam Brown

E A Gleeson reviews Undercurrents by Amanda Bell

Mary Cresswell reviews Unmaking Atoms by Magdalena Ball

Rose Lucas reviews New and Selected Poems by Anna Wickham

Sami Rafiq reviews Fixing the Broken Nightingale by Richard James Allen

Stephanie Downing reviews The Apocalypse Awards by Nathan Curnow

Susan Pyke reviews Ardea: A Philosphical Novella and Without Animals Life Is Not Worth Living by Freya Mathews

June 2017

Caitlin Maling reviews Opera by Stuart Cooke

Jennifer Mackenzie reviews Letter to Pessoa by Michelle Cahill

Mary Cresswell reviews Bull Days by Tina Giannoukos

Mary Cresswell reviews Snake Like Charms by Amanda Joy

Mary Cresswell reviews The Herring Lass by Michelle Cahill

Robert Wood reviews Ground by Martin Langford

Thriveni C. Mysore reviews Dawn the Proof by Tony Page

Thriveni C. Mysore reviews Think of the World by John Leonard

February 2017

Dan Ryder reviews Earth Girls by Lisa Brockwell

Graeme Miles reviews Cocky’s Joy by Michael Farrell

Melody Paloma reviews Happiness by Martin Harrison

Phillip Hall reviews Breaking the Days by Jill Jones and the leaves are my sisters by Jill Jones

Phillip Hall reviews Gularabulu by Paddy Roe with Stephen Muecke

Robert Wood reviews Collected Poems by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

Robert Wood reviews Landscape with Landscape by Gerald Murnane

Susan Sullivan reviews This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 by Robyn Rowland

Thom Sullivan reviews Graphology Poems 1995-2015 Volumes I, II, III by John Kinsella

September 2016

Daniel Bratton reviews Diurnal by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Mary Cresswell reviews Sunset by Maggie Walsh

Mary Cresswell reviews Engraft by Michele Seminara

Phillip Hall reviews Hegel’s Owl by Sheridan Palmer

Phillip Hall reviews Unexpected Clearing: Poems by Rose Lucas and Line of Drift by Robyn Rowland

Siobhan Hodge reviews The Fox Petition by Jennifer Maiden

August 2016

P. S. Cottier reviews The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt

Mary Cresswell reviews weaving nests with smoke and stone by Gina Mercer

Mary Cresswell reviews When Embers Dance by Katherine E. Seppings

Anne Elvey reviews sweetened in coals by Phillip Hall

Susan Fealy reviews The Non-Sequitur of Snow by Shari Kocher

Phillip Hall reviews Island Home: A Landscape Memoir by Tim Winton

Phillip Hall reviews Skin Deep by Liz Conor

Phillip Hall reviewsThinking the Antipodes: Australian Essays edited by Peter Beilharz

Philip Harvey reviews Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems by John Kinsella

Siobhan Hodge reviews Word Migrants by Hazel Smith

February 2016

Alice Allan reviews Free Will and the Clouds by Rob Wilson

Melissa Ashley reviews Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright

Robyn Cadwallader reviews Like a Beggar by Ellen Bass

Vivian Gerrand reviews Thing & Unthing by Angela Gardner, The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon by Ann Vickery, and Love Breathes Hard by Maged Zaher

Helen Hagemann reviews terra bravura by Meredith Wattison

Phillip Hall reviews Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Möbö-Möbö (Future) by Lionel G. Fogarty and George Dyuŋgayan’s Bulu Line: a West Kimberley Song Cycle by Stuart Cooke

Phillip Hall reviews On Bunyah by Les Murray

Siobhan Hodge reviews Crow’s Breath by John Kinsella

Siobhan Hodge reviews Fish Stories by Mary Cresswell

Marissa Ker reviews The Fox Petition by Jennifer Maiden

Rose Lucas reviews Net Needle by Robert Adamson

Lucas Smith reviews Exhibits of the Sun by Stephen Edgar

Lucas Smith reviews Journey to Horseshoe Bend by T.G.H. Strehlow

Susan Sullivan reviews Distant Landscapes by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

R. D. Wood reviews Dirwurruwurru: Poetry from the Gulf of Carpentaria

R. D. Wood reviews Jam Sticky Vision by Luke Beesley

September 2015

Brian Hawkins reviews Woodsmoke by Todd Turner

Cassandra Atherton reviews A Spell, A Charm by John Leonard

Garth Madsen reviews Picture X by Tim Shaner

Jennifer Mackenzie reviews Naming the Ruins by Dinah Roma

Mary Cresswell reviews Ecozoa by Helen Moore

Mary Cresswell reviews The Coral Battleground by Judith Wright

Michele Seminara reviews Before Bone and Viscera by Robbie Coburn

Phillip Hall reviews The Eye of the Crocodile by Val Plumwood, edited by Lorraine Shannon

R. D. Wood reviews Inside My Mother by Ali Cobby Eckermann

R. D. Wood reviews The Barons by Joshua Corey

Susan Hawthorne reviews wild by Libby Hart

Susan Pyke reviews Lupa and Lamb by Susan Hawthorne

February 2015

Alice Allan reviews The Beautiful Anxiety by Jill Jones

Anne M Carson reviews Pictures of Nothing at All by Kit Kelen

Carolyn van Langenberg reviews sack by John Kinsella

Cassandra O’Loughlin reviews Even in the Dark by Rose Lucas

Helen Hagemann reviews Final Theory by Bonny Cassidy

Jeff Guess reviews married to this ground by Nicola Bowery

Kevin Brophy reviews the thin bridge by Andy Jackson

Kristin Hannaford reviews South in the World by Lisa Jacobson

Mary Cresswell reviews Curio by Kristin Hannaford

Moira Sheppard reviews For Rhino in a Shrinking World edited by Harry Owen

Phillip Hall reviews The Lake’s Apprentice by Annamaria Weldon

Phillip Hall reviews The Vision of Error and Tide by John Kinsella

R. D. Wood reviews A Vicious Example by Michael Aiken and The night’s live changes by Tim Wright

Robbie Coburn reviews Sputnik’s Cousin by Kent MacCarter and Intercolonial by Stephen Oliver

August 2014

Megan Blake reviews Paths of Flight by Luke Fischer

Pam Brown reviews Flux and Wild Black Lake by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

Robyn Cadwallader reviews XIII Poems by Jordie Albiston

Robbie Coburn reviews Bluewren Cantos by Mark Tredinnick

Mary Cresswell reviews Limen by Susan Hawthorne

Anne Elvey reviews Empty Your Eyes by Robert Adamson

Rod Giblett reviews White Beech by Germaine Greer

Stephen Harris reviews Southerly–The Political Imagination edited by Ann Vickery and Ali Alizadeh

Rosalind McFarlane reviews Ephemeral Waters by Kate Middleton

February 2014

Mary Cresswell reviews Plume, by Kathleen Flenniken

Marissa Ker reviews Removing the Kimono, by Anne M Carson.

Bonny Cassidy reviews The Ecopoetry Anthology, edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street.

Kate Rigby reviews Entanglements: New Ecopoetry, edited by David Knowles and Sharon Blackie.

Susan Pyke reviews Outcrop: Radical Australian Poetry of Land, edited by Jeremy Balius and Corey Wakeling

Bridie McCarthy reviews Speaking the Earth’s Languages: A Theory for Australian-Chilean Postcolonial Poetics by Stuart Cooke

Jennifer Mackenzie reviews Cow by Susan Hawthorne



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  1. February 2016 issue guest poetry editor Tricia Dearborn – Plumwood Mountain
  2. Plumwood Mountain – Got a Deadline

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