'Towards the Equator, a selection of poems from Alex Skovron’s five volumes of poetry, plus 38 new poems, showcases powerfully his fine contribution to Australian poetry over the last thirty years. ...'
'Picture a Sydney beach: not the broad oversized sweep of Bondi or Cronulla, or the long white-sanded strip of Manly, or the picturesque pockets of water around the harbour, netted in against the sharks. Imagine the intimate curve of Bronte, the strip of green beyond the sand reaching back into a dark tangle of trees and ferns and grass in the gully beyond the children’s playground. ...'