John Lucas reflects on Michael Wilding’s account of the lives and work of three significant figures from Australia’s early literary history
Graham Hardie finds David Attwooll’s landscape poems pleasingly evocative
If you go down to the woods today, you’d better not go alone, not so much because of the dangers that lurk there as for our far greater ability to fight them as a team. That’s the standout message from this dark and gleeful take on a clutch of fairy tales and on real relationships.
Writing the ‘Big C’: Brian Docherty reviews a new collection from Wendy French Thinks Itself a Hawk London, The Hippocrates Press, 2016 ISBN 978-0-957-2571-7-7 £10 This handsome, well-produced book, from a press which is the imprint of the Hippocrates Initiative for poetry and medicine, is one of the several outcomes of a residency Wendy French held […]
Ex Machina/Robert Lepage: Needles and Opium Barbican Theatre, 7 – 16 July 2016
D A Prince finds that metaphor & reality combine in a nautically-flavoured collection from Lynne Hjelmgaard
Richie McCaffery admires the range and scope of an anthology celebrating half a century of Modern Poetry in Translation.
Graham Hardie considers a collection by Graham Buchan in which some rather sombre themes are balanced by welcome lighter touches.
Every two years, Brussels’ Bozar art centre stages a Summer of Photography, comprising a series of events all over the city around a central theme. This year, curator Gabriele Schor has focused on the relationship between people and the public space.
Even with the distraction of the first Saturday of the summer sales, David Bowie still draws a crowd. In an arty backstreet in the Chatelain district of Brussels, tucked behind one of the most expensive shopping streets, a queue of mostly middle-aged fans, waited patiently for one of the city’s many independent galleries with erratic opening hours to unlock its doors.
Wendy Klein enjoys a side-by-side look at two compelling but entirely different books by Stuart Pickford and Nigel Pantling
This is a gripping novel by a hugely gifted writer and one that is rich on atmosphere and character study. The originality of the work is its investigative story line which focuses on the loving relationship between a twin and her disabled sister.