The Well Mouth
This brilliant new collection by Philip Salom recalls his internationally acclaimed Sky Poems and confirms his reputation as one of Australia's major poets of imagination and narrative invention. At the bottom of a well, a woman who has been murdered and dumped by corrupt police dreams the voices of people who have recently died. Deep underground, she is the silent witness and narrator of their earth poemsas she drifts in artesian streams towards the coast. The Well Mouth is a work of empathy and unexpectedness. It is lyrical and sardonic, humorous and bare, and it accumulates into a work of great beauty and grace. As one of Australia's most distinguished writers, Philip Salom has been awarded many prizes for his writing including the Christopher Brennan Award (2004), The Percival Serle Bequest Prize (2003), The Commonwealth Prize for First Book - London (1981), The Western Australia Premier's Award for Fiction (1992) and the Newcastle Poetry Prize (2000). The Well Mouth is Philip Sal
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