Paul Munden

Paul Munden Reviews The Best Australian Poems 2016

In her introduction to this anthology, editor Sarah Holland-Batt claims for the work ‘a colloquialism, contrarianism and playfulness that separates it from its counterparts in the northern hemisphere’. Being hitherto more familiar with that northern hemisphere, this reviewer’s critical interest was immediately aroused.

Posted in BOOK REVIEWS | Tagged , , , , , ,

EKPHRASTIC Editorial: Poetry that Sees

In ancient Greece ekphrasis was understood more broadly than in the contemporary world, indicating a complex genealogy for this term that encompasses so much fine poetry as well as many other forms of writing.

Posted in ESSAYS | Tagged , , , , , ,

La Tempesta

A lightning flash over the lagoon displaces me—we’re running again headlong down the flight of blinding stone steps, towards noon, grabbing a cup of iced red melon before we adjourn to the cool interior of the Scuola della Carità, straight …

Posted in 79: EKPHRASTIC | Tagged