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Poetry. Winner of the Interactive Publications Picks 2006 Best Poetry Award. FRESH NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC offers a finely wrought sensibility, which elevates the subtle topography of life s quiet events. This is a collection that investigates the human experience, parting the veil of the mundane to reveal passion, beauty, myth and mystery. At once atmospheric, with a surreal blend of emotion and memory, FRESH NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC is a fluid and ever-shifting landscape of possibilities. These poems are restless and inquisitive. They echo a desire to forge a voice that is as curious as it is distinctive. This book will appeal to all lovers of poetry, particularly those who enjoy striking imagery linking the quotidian to the universal. An exceptional example of Australian poetry that is essential for all libraries.
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Libby Hart's first collection of poetry, FRESH NEWS FROM THE ARCTIC (Interactive Publications, Brisbane, 2006), received the Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize. She is the recipient of a new work writer's grant and an international skills and arts development studio residency (Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Ireland) from the Australia Council for the Arts, as well as a DJ O'Hearn Memorial Fellowship at The Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne. She has won several prizes and awards, including the Somerset National Poetry Prize. Her work has been published widely and broadcast on ABC Radio National.Review:
In the end, perhaps what sets this collection apart from all those well-intentioned, carefully-crafted, ultimately timid and hollow collections being ferried out of the writing schools is that the poet here seems genuinely caught between one breath and the next, transfixed like a moth in a darkened room. This is not dodging, or masking, or any other type of obfuscation, but a song from the heart squeezed between the bars. It is a rare and special gift. --Justin Lowe, Thylazine
These warm, spare poems move exquisitely between memory, imagination and history: from the Arctic Circle to Virginia Woolf, from two fruits and ice cream to kangaroos in Paris. Libby Hart understands that poetry is language on the point of evocation, intent on 'murmuring the world, grasping it slowly'. She is indeed a poet to watch. --Lisa Jacobson
Libby Hart s poems possess a contemplative stillness and subtlety, giving them the impression of an 'unfolding' of meaning as the work is read and reread. Hart is not a 'wordy' poet; rather, the lines are sparse and considered, each word weighty and carefully chosen. This is her first collection, and it is a worthy one. --Liz Hall-Downs, Compulsive Reader
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Book Description Interactive Publications, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1876819340
Book Description Interactive Publications, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1876819340