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UQP, 2008 - Poetry - 109 pages
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Exploring the Australian landscape, Anthony Lawrence’s 12th collection of poetry seizes the harshness of rural existence without overlooking the minute, beautiful details of the surrounding world. Filled with a rich lyrical vein, the poems meditate on all aspects of life from native birds and fish to deeply moving personal reflections of family life. Alternating between formality and free verse, this collection reveals an imagination fascinated with figurative language and the creation of poetry.

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goodf book but i never read ut


In the Shadows of a Rockspill
Detail from a Story in Water Time
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Anthony Lawrence is the recipient of the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize, and an Australia Council Fellowship. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Skinned by Light and The Sleep of a Learning Man.

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