Andrew Taylor



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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Enter Cordite Scholarly

Cordite Scholarly is a new section of Cordite Poetry Review devoted to peer-reviewed research on Australian and international poetry and poetics. Essays published in Cordite Scholarly are reviewed by at least two members of Cordite’s Academic Advisory Board (or see …

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Libby Hart Reviews Andrew Taylor

The Unhaunting by Andrew Taylor Salt Publishing, 2009 The Unhaunting is Andrew Taylor’s seventeenth book of poetry and comprises work written between 2003 and 2008. The collection is divided into five parts. The first, ‘The Importance of Waiting’, acts as …

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