LK Holt

Kneeling Narcissus

Anton Kolig, Kleiner Kniender Narziss, 1920 The lover of self is a verb-monstrosity, all the pure dappled nouns it longs to deplume into a plain of tautologous goose-flesh. You can’t beat back your background; the greenery shakes its fresh birthright …

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Heather Taylor Johnson Reviews Young Poets: An Australian Anthology

I’ve respected John Leonard Press since its beginnings in 2006, and over the years a theme has formed across its publications. Leonard’s poets have a lot in common. There is nothing slapdash about any of them. These are poets clearly enticed by language and by the theories of life. Don’t expect rhyming. Don’t expect clichés. And do not, above all, expect anything simple.”

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Gus Goswell Reviews LK Holt and Elizabeth Campbell

These latest releases from John Leonard Press are further evidence of this newish publisher's determination to make room for new poetic voices in Australia. Both Holt and Campbell are young, born in the first years of the eighties, and with Man Wolf Man and Letters to the Tremulous Hand respectively, Holt and Campbell have released their first full-length collections.

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