Linda Weste

Linda Weste's verse novel set in late Republican Rome, Nothing Sacred, was highly commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers 2015 Anne Elder Award.

Review Short: Nhã Thuyên’s words breathe, creatures of elsewhere

The relation of place to identity and self-making is central to much poetry, indeed to writing more generally. It won’t be lost on the reader, therefore, that Nhã Thuyên, writing from Hanoi (‘river within / inside’) – a city built on lowlands; a city of lakes situated in the Red River delta, where rainfall is high – makes an impassioned plea for poetry (and thinking) that is fluid, unbounded, borderless.

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