Winner of the Anne Elder Award
Shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize
What sets this collection apart from all those well-intentioned, carefully-crafted, ultimately timid and hollow collections being ferried out of the writing schools is that the poet here seems genuinely caught between one breath and the next, transfixed like a moth in a darkened room... It is a rare and special gift.
A small but significant collection of poetry that is engaging, thought-provoking, sometimes wryly humourous, and that demands reading and rereading to uncover the delicate nuances hidden so artfully within its language.
Sensitive, almost fearless... Libby Hart has crafted a distinctive first collection, she is a confident poet and her poems are a pleasure to read.
Fresh News from the Arctic
Interactive Press, Brisbane, 2006
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.