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Lonnie's Lament

Towards a history of the vanishing present

Ken Bolton

Lonnie's Lament
'Writing that is buoyed by indeterminacy, in which a blithe surface both collapses and embodies intellectual enquiry ... the work is also a meditation on poetry.' - Gig Ryan, Australian Book Review

'[We find] the familiar use of floating lines, repetition, loose jaunty rhythms, tonal shifts, proper names and explicit references to other poets ... a rabbit warren of ideas and tangents grounded in the act of composition. In fact, no other Australian poet, with the possible exception of Pam Brown, pays quite so much attention to the physical and mental act of actually writing poetry.' - Liam Ferney, Rabbit magazine

Thoughtful - and yet forgetful, easily distracted, hardly there sometimes - Ken Bolton's is a lyrical figure limned against the harsh outlines, the stark colours, of the Adelaide art world, adding a word here, a thought there, in the general flux of words and deeds around town. A zany, he was for a long time employed at Adelaide's Experimental Art Foundation. He edits Little Esther books.
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Category Literature - Poetry
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 148 mm
ISBN 9781743054727
Extent 112 pages
Price: AU$22.95 including GST
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