The acclaimed author of such Australian classics as I for Isobel and A Change in the Lighting, Amy Witting is also a major poet, as this collection of her work reveals. From brief, beautifully observed lyrics to the extended meditations in the 'Six Letters' which conclude this collection, her poems share with her prose both elegant balance and clarity. Collected Poems is Amy Witting's personal response to a diversity of ideas and images: the passage of time, integrity, landscape, travel, loss, myth, love and literary influences. Throughout, her poetry is characterised by technical precision and a deliciously dry wit.
'...Just below the surface of [Amy Witting's] work is a rich and powerful voice which can express, with very precise intimacy, the full emotional range...'
Australian Book Review
- Publication Date:
- 09 / 01 / 1998
- 129 x 198mm