Blister Pack

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Salt, Jan 1, 2005 - Poetry - 97 pages
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Winner: Mary Gilmore Award for a first book of poems (2006), Short-listed:The AgeBook of the Year Award (2005), Short-listed: New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards (2005), Short-listed: Western Australian Premier's Literary Awards (2005), Short-listed: The Melbourne Prize for Literature (New Writing Award) (2006). The calendar discreetly      points out that our      days are numbered. David McCooey is an elegist of the everyday. His poems combine minimalism and intensity, elegance and emotion. Finely crafted and edged with wit, they offer a kind of unsentimental nostalgia, a passionate irony.Blister Pack is a first collection of immense control and variety which has the haunting resonance of music.

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About the author (2005)

David McCooey is an award-winning, and widely published, poet and critic. His first collection of poetry, Blister Pack, won the Mary Gilmore Award and was short-listed for four other major Australian literary awards. He is the Deputy General Editor of the award-winning Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (published internationally as The Literature of Australia). He is associate professor at Deakin University in Victoria.

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