A Bud

Author(s): Claire Gaskin

Poetry

These poems are spare, in the tradition of imagism, from haiku through to surrealism and since; and they are oblique, worked between logic and illogic. The voice, among this, is lucid to hear. It is playful and wise; its reflections take the daily things and emotions, with a background of rural Victoria in some of the imagery; and its rhythms feel fresh to a syllable. There is no modish nervousness towards language's impotence. Claire Gaskin, in a style that she formed by the mid-eighties, keeps a modernist confidence in expressiveness. The poems here have been matured from two to twenty years, with an artist's instinct not to hurry. The words seem incised on the page for a long term. A bud was shortlisted for the John Bray Prize in the 2008 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

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  • : 9780977578702
  • : John Leonard Press
  • : John Leonard Press
  • : 0.138
  • : December 2006
  • : .6 Centimeters X 14.5 Centimeters X 21 Centimeters
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : 68
  • : Paperback
  • : Claire Gaskin