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Samuel Johnson in Marrickville

Samuel Johnson in Marrickville

by Dennis Haskell

Dennis Haskell's first UK publication is a selection of poems from three full-length collections published in Australia. Closely-observed, lyrical, Romantic, humorous and above all fiercely honest, Haskell's poetry deals with the 'ordinary' — childhood, parenthood, love, sex, politics, friends, families, the sun-drenched landscape, the flash flood — in an extraordinary way. This is a powerful and memorable collection from one of Australia's most distinguished poets.

There's great satisfaction to be found in the restrained emotion and incisive observations of this finely tuned collection of poetry.

Fiona Capp, The Age

Unexpected delights include... two poems, No One Ever Found You and The Call, which — and this is not, of course, the purest literary criticism, but might be worth at least as much — move me to tears every time I read them.

Robert Potts, TLS

88 pages
ISBN 1 900072 54 8
Published January 2000

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