MTC Cronin



Review Short: MTC Cronin’s The Law of Poetry

MTC Cronin’s ‘The Flower, the Thing’ is a favourite poem; one to which I often return. What strikes me immediately – and what stays with me – is its first word: ‘urgently’. That word sucks its reader in; it says that what comes after is ‘urgent’, is going to pull at you. It says, read on.

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Jack Gilbert Gets ‘Foeted’

Anonymously they came for his bones hoping they would still hang with some flesh. ‘Blah blah’ said one, and ‘Yes yes’ said the other. Little too-mortal teeth ripping into the poems they knew were not the truth of it. ‘Oh …

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Michael Farrell Reviews MTC Cronin

The World Last Night A book as an experience of sampling, and of reading over a long period of time, may be ideal for the writer; but it won’t be that for all readers, especially not reviewers.

MTC Cronin has published several highly structured books in the past: Talking to Neruda’s Questions, 1-100 and The Flower, The Thing. Here the double title functions in a looser, more umbrella-like way; the book apparently aims to use death as its guiding concept: the assertion that the poems are themselves metaphors suggesting flexibility in her use of death as her theme.

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Ryan Scott reviews David Prater and MTC Cronin

We Will Disappear by David Prater papertiger media, 2007 Our Life is a Box. / Prayers Without a God by MTC Cronin papertiger media, 2007 It would be unfair to David Prater and MTC Cronin to construct some tenuous link …

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Ern Malley: Hygienic Lily

ERN MALLEY liked nothing better than to garden. It was there, in his rubber gloves, that the words of the poems would come to him.'

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Ern Malley: Parasol

ERN MALLEY liked nothing better than to garden. It was there, in his rubber gloves, that the words of the poems would come to him.'

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mtc cronin currently lives in Maleny, Australia, with her partner and three young daughters and is completing a PhD on poetry and law.

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Tatjana Lukic is translating a collection of mtc cronin's work into Bosnian and Serbian.

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MTC Cronin has published seven books and three booklets of poetry, the most recent being a Spanish/English edition of her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda's Questions, translated by Juan Garrido Salgado (SAFO, Santiago, Chile, 2004) and 1 – 100, (Shearsman Press, UK, 2004).

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The Cuan

My grandfather’s father was born on the Cuan My mother tells me as we drive On the road from Merriwa to Scone On the road thirty-five years ago She rode to see my father She rode a motorcycle then, an …

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