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Dark Bright Doors

Jill Jones

Dark Bright Doors
This latest book by award-winning poet Jill Jones raises questions of the self, as well as the ecology of place and language. This is Jones at her most versatile and idiosyncratic, at times a little wild and dark. The poems are intimate, sharp, self-critical and very present.

Dark Bright Doors was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize in the 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards.

Praise for Dark Bright Doors:
'Tough, lyrical, fibrous and delicate.' - Lynette Kirby, Heat

'A poetry that crosses poetic margins and borders ... forming a whole, prescient and often deeply moving experience.' - Michael Brennan, Poetry International

'Poetry of unsettling mystery and beauty ... passionate and parodic at once, as cool as all get out.' - Barry Hill, The Australian

'Jill Jones' sparse lyrics, most barely filling a page, are warm, wondrous and sensual.' - Alison Clifton, M/C Reviews

'Dark Bright Doors exudes wide-eyed angst and a sense of discovery that’s hard to put across in prose.' - Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times

'Jones' superb use of stark, calculated lines is apparent throughout...' - Out in Perth

'Jones' poems are the Dark Bright Doors of perception of the title. This collective continues an experimental tradition in contemporary poetry that refuses some of post-modernism's past binaries and opens up poetry's radar as a par exemplar for registering life's and language’s atmospherics, ensuring (to borrow from another book title) that everything is illuminated.' - Keri Glastonbury, Mascara Literary Review

Jill Jones won the Mary Gilmore Award for her first book of poetry, The Mask and the Jagged Star (Hazard Press). Her fourth book, Screens, Jets, Heaven: New and Selected Poems won the 2003 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize. Her work has been widely published in Australia as well as in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Britain, France, the Czech Republic and India. She currently teaches at the University of Adelaide.

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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781862548817
Extent 96 pages
Price: AU$19.95 including GST
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