Poem single work   poetry   "Even for a moment to forget you - that can only be pain"
  • Author: Martin Harrison http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/harrison-martin
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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  • Appears in:
    y The Weekend Australian 18-19 August 2012 Z1880792 2012 newspaper issue 2012 pg. 23 Section: Review
  • Appears in:
    y Happiness Martin Harrison , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2015 8587102 2015 selected work poetry

    'Martin Harrison (1949-2014) prepared and delivered this final manuscript at the end of a prolific creative life. With the vulnerability of a lover, the poet peels back one cover of truth after another; reckless for the evidence of the senses, he sifts light, sound, and smell. Poems like the skin of a world: breathing, walking, touching. Martin Harrison's culminating poetic achievement is a crossing over - stylistically, thematically, emotionally. Mapping the tragic chiasmus of love and death, it finally asserts the transcendent power of poetry to bear witness, to join us in a greater communion. Cosmopolitan and local, these triumphs of a 'late style' remind us what poetry is when its mastery allows the irony of existence to walk naked and to exult. ' (Publication summary)

    Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2015
    pg. 12
Last amended 20 Aug 2012
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