Alison Croggon is one of the most powerful lyric poets writing today.
Raw, passionate and dazzling, Alison Croggon’s poetry confronts a world fractured by different kinds of violence – patriarchal, colonial, sexual and emotional – and finds there a difficult beauty. New and Selected Poems 1991-2017 brings together works from all nine of her published collections, new poems and previously unpublished work. For the first time it demonstrates the full range of her art: formally inventive, intellectually curious and stylistically assured.
Alison Croggon is an award-winning novelist, poet, librettist and critic. Her poetry has been widely published in journals in Australia and internationally, and is included in many major Australian anthologies.
Out August 1 2017 from Newport Street Books.
Australian Book Review