CONTRIBUTORS

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is the author of more than fifteen book of poetry, the most recent being Collected Poems (Salt, UK 2004) and The unhaunting (Salt, UK 2009), which was short listed for the 2009 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. He is Professor Emeritus at Edith Cowan University and divides his time between Perth, Sydney and Wiesbaden in Germany.

Early
 Morning
 Music


5.03
 First
 scribble 
of 
birdsong
 scrabbles 
the 
edges
 of 
sleep
 it’s 
cold
 I 
hunch 
the 
sheet 
higher 
over 
my 
shoulder
 you
 sleep 
silent
 and
 warm 
beside 
me
 
 5.17
 A 
double
 thump 
on 
our 
drive
 the 
newspapers

 cylinders 
of 
babble …

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Review Short: Matthew Hall’s Hyaline

Hyaline How does one review a book of poems that has no table of contents and no page numbers? More to the point, perhaps, is how does one read such a book? What do those absences signify? Individual poems have titles, yet they seem to move on, almost glide on, from what preceded them, and into what follows. “Artifice’, the book’s first poem in the section ‘Harm’s Light’ in fact has each section beginning with the last line or two of the preceding section, pausing, but resuming , then handing on to its successor.

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