Nandi Chinna



Review Short: Nandi Chinna’s Swamp: Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain

Swamp: Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal PlainTo introduce Nandi Chinna’s Swamp the reader is presented with the idea of poetic creation through walking. Chinna describes how ‘the legs move through time and space, marking the movement over grass, stones, hills, and through wind’ (8). Indeed many of her poems in this collection engage with just this sense of time, space, and movement as walking becomes a way for Chinna to trace the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain, those that have been lost, and those that are fragmentary.

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Briohny Doyle reviews Five Islands New Poets 12

Five Islands Press New Poets Series 12 by Ella Holcombe, Angela Costi, Sarah French, Craig Billingham, Nandi Chinna and Adrian Robinson Five Islands Press, 2007 There are about 75 poets in Australia today whose first collection was published as part …

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