Leave the Bones on An Anthill and They Will Be Cleaned of Questions and Last Lines and Rhymes and Commas single work   poetry   "The flywire cuts the skin into tiny squares."
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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    y A Bud Claire Gaskin , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2006 Z1323896 2006 selected work 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.' (Publication summary)

    Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2006
    pg. 44
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