Book Reviews


Juan Garrido-Salgado reviews Supervivid Depastoralism by John Kinsella

Riley Faulds reviews Pushing Back by John Kinsella

Anne-Sophie Balzer reviews The Owl Inside by Ivy Ireland

Dani Netherclift reviews Timestamps by Sofie Westcombe

Willo Drummond reviews Earth Dwellers: New Poems by Kristen Lang


Phillip Hall reviews blue balloon by Grant Caldwell

Mary Cresswell reviews apparently by joanne burns

Phillip Hall reviews Grace Perry: Australian Poet, Publisher and Paediatricia by Dot Jensen

Les Wicks reviews Plague Animals by Rebecca Edwards & A Happening in Hades by S K Kelen 



Alex McKeown reviews Once She Had Escaped the Tower translated by Katharine Margot Toohey

Anders Villani reviews After the Demolition by Zenobia Frost

Anne M Carson reviews outfalls and neverends by Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker

Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews Parallax by Robin Morgan

Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews Tilting at Time by Greg Tome

Julia Clark reviews Dead Bolt by Ella Jeffery

Michael Griffiths reviews boots by Nadia Rhook

Rosalee Kiely reviews nothing to declare by Mags Webster

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Autonomy edited by Kathy D’Arcy

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Redgate by Robert Wood

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Some Sketchy Notes on Matter by Angela Gardner

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Strokes of Light by Lucy Alexander

Tina Giannoukos reviews Writing Australian Unsettlement by Michael Farrell



Adele Dumont reviews The House of Youssef by Yumna Kassab

Anne Elvey reviews False Claims of Colonial Thieves by Charmaine Papertalk Green & John Kinsella and Nganajungu Yagu by Charmaine Papertalk Green

Jennifer Mackenzie reviews Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Joel Ephraims reviews Recipes for the Disaster by Gareth Sion Jenkins

Mary Cresswell reviews 101 Quads by Chris Mansell

Mary Cresswell reviews four titles from Slow Loris

Phillip Hall reviews Brief Garden by Margaret Bradstock

Phillip Hall reviews Heide by π0

Phillip Hall reviews Navigable Ink by Jennifer Mackenzie

Phillip Hall reviews Under this Saffron Sun by Robyn Rowland

Pratyusha reviews The Future Keepers by Nandi Chinna

Reneé Pettitt-Schipp reviews The World Was Whole by Fiona Wright

Rose Lucas reviews Eardrum by Martin Langford

Thom Sullivan reviews Hollow Earth by John Kinsella

Thom Sullivan reviews Open Door by John Kinsella



Adele Dumont reviews The Grass Library by David Brooks

Ali Jane Smith reviews Amplifications by Paul Carter

Annelise Roberts reviews Crow College by Emma Lew

Annelise Roberts reviews The Ls by Judy Annear

Brianna Vincent reviews <<terrain grammar>> by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa

C J Vallis reviews Stranger Country by Monica Tan

David Smith reviews Swamp by Nandi Chinna

Jane Joritz-Nakagawa reviews between wind and water by berni m janssen, Ada Unseen by Frances Presley and Fate News by Norma Cole

John Charles Ryan reviews The Bones of My Grandfather by Esthela Calderón

Julia Clark reviews Acting Like a Girl by Sandra Renew

Lucas Smith reviews Belief by Les Wicks

Mary Cresswell reviews Empirical by Lisa Gorton

Nikoleta Zampaki reviews Workbook Questions: Writing of Torture, Trauma Experience by Margaret Bennett and Jennifer Maiden

Phillip Hall reviews Summer Haiku by Owen Bullock and Breathing in Stormy Seasons by Stephanie Green

Simone King reviews The Tomb of the Unknown Artist by Andy Kissane

Wendy Fleming reviews The Intimacy of Strangers edited by Philip Porter and Andy Kissane



Anne Buchanan-Stuart reviews Chromatic by Paul Munden

Brianna Bullen reviews High Wire Step by Magdalena Ball

Caitlin Maling reviews click here for what we do by Pam Brown

Di Cousens reviews Cry of the Curlew by Allis Hamilton

Earl Livings reviews Green Shadows and Other Poems by Gerald Murnane

Earl Livings reviews Luxembourg by Stephen Oliver

Jenny Henty reviews Libation by Earl Livings

Les Wicks reviews Open by Sarah St Vincent Welch and out of emptied cups by Anne Casey

Rachael Mead reviews Night Fishing by Anna Ryan-Punch

Siobhan Hodge reviews brookings: the noun and Selected Poems 1967–2018 by Jennifer Maiden

Thriveni C Mysore reviews How To Bake A Planet by Pete Mullineaux

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Intatto/Intact by Massimo D’Arcangelo, Anne Elvey and Helen Moore

Yvonne Adami reviews Scanning the Horizon by Mark Miller



Anne Elvey launches The Little Book of Sunlight and Maggots by Michael Aiken

Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews Wood Green by Sean Rabin

Gemma Mahadeo reviews Saudade by Suneeta Peres da Costa

Henry Briffa reviews João by John Mateer

Luke Beesley reviews California Sweet by Kent MacCarter

Mary Cresswell reviews Listening to the Night by Jane Routh

Mary Cresswell reviews the loneliness of the sasquatch by Amanda Bell

Rose Lucas reviews Sun Music: New and Selected Poems by Judith Beveridge

Rose Lucas reviews Yuiquimbiang by Louise Crisp



Amanda Joy reviews That Sight by Marjon Mossammaparast

Anders Villani reviews Stone Mother Tongue by Annamaria Weldon

Carolyn van Langenberg reviews Coach Fitz by Tom Lee

Cassandra Atherton reviews Broken Ground by Steve Armstrong

E A Gleeson reviews Justice for Romeo by Siobhan Hodge

Jenny Henty reviews Taking My Breath: Ecopoems by Cassandra J. O’Loughlin

Lucas Smith reviews About the Author Is Dead by Pascalle Burton

Lyn Chatham reviews Concerning a Farm by Robert Wood

Mick Pope reviews The Coal Truth by David Ritter

Prithvi Varatharajan reviews Viva the Real by Jill Jones

Simon Patton reviews An Open Book by David Malouf

Stephanie Downing reviews Satan Repentant by Michael Aiken

Susan Hawthorne reviews Flying into the Hands of Strangers by Jeltje Fanoy



Anne Buchanan-Stuart reviews Newcastle Sonnets by Keri Glastonbury

Craig Coulson reviews Afloat in Light by David Adès

Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews The Flaw in the Pattern by Rachael Mead

Geraldine Burrowes reviews Aqua Spinach by Luke Beesley

Helen Hagemann reviews The Tiny Museums by Carolyn Abbs

J V Birch reviews Glass Life by Jo Langdon

Pam Brown reviews meditations with passing water by Jake Goetz

Phillip Hall reviews Tracker by Alexis Wright

Rose Lucas reviews Calenture by Lindsay Tuggle

Sally Denshire reviews The Hijab Files by Maryam Azam

Siobhan Hodge reviews Moonlight on Oleander by Paul Hetherington

Susan Laura Sullivan reviews The Water Bearer by Tracy Ryan

Thriveni C Mysore reviews 20 Poets edited by Kent MacCarter

Thriveni C Mysore reviews Wildlife of Berlin by Philip Neilsen

Yvonne Adami reviews River’s Edge by Owen Bullock



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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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