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Friendly Street New Poets 16

John Brydon, Mike Hopkins, Simon J. Hanson

Friendly Street New Poets 16
John Brydon - Voyages to Another Planet
On subsequent readings emerge the fine but exact threads of contact between each poem. The author shows much lyricism and imagery powerful to the extent that it belies the paucity of words used to achieve it. The poems are serious, the collection serious, but there is no darkness here, rather an openness from inherent strength.

Mike Hopkins - Mistaken for a Real Poet
Here is the sardonic and wry mixed with the sincere and heartfelt. When things go further into satirical mode, it turns out to be the poet himself held up for a cutting or frank touch. There is art here as well as artfulness, in a collection showing a literate skill in poem construction, imagery and approach.

Simon J. Hanson - Glowing in the Dark
Strong and able form is employed rigorously throughout these poems. No words are wasted ... the author has an idea for a poem and works it with dexterity and aplomb. On a second and third reading, I found further depth, a professional, tested flowing style from poem to poem.

'In the end, three manuscripts had to be selected as finalists ... As to whether a collection worked as such, it was a matter of the parts producing a result together, as well as one in their own right. That is where a collection comes to the fore, by possessing that interwoven outcome, in addition to that of each individual poem.' - John Miles
Category Literature - Poetry
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781862549654
Extent 96 pages
Price: AU$19.95 including GST
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