Liz McQuilkin

Asylum Fashions

Why not slip on this jacket, check if it fits? It’s just arrived from England. You’re the first to try it on. We’ve had just a few old ones until today – we don’t use them much. Let’s see you …

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Alice Allan Reviews Nola Firth, Richard James Allen, Liz McQuilkin, Sandra Thibodeaux, and Wendy Fleming

Whether new or established, it’s part of a poet’s work to ask: How far can my words go; how much can they capture; where are their limits? The five Australian poets reviewed here each have their own methods of asking these questions. As a reader and writer of poetry I’ve learned a lot from the sometimes quiet, sometimes bold and always courageous ways they’ve answered them.

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