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'Omar Sakr’s compelling debut poetry collection, These Wild Houses, explores both writerly and readerly themes through the extended metaphor of the house as human body. Some houses stand for the constant reader, ponderous and seemingly solid; others, as Judith Beverage suggests in her perceptive introduction, are “metaphors for states of being” (xiii) experienced by writer and reader both. Sakr’s poetic states of being are complex and nuanced almost to the point of paradox. This riddling complexity is occasionally ruptured by a bluntly-delivered and vivid observation, so vital and so powerful, creating a visceral reading experience.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon StylusLit no. 2 September 2017 12363602 2017 periodical issue

    'Welcome. In this issue of StylusLit, I interview Donna Ward, editor, writer, and publisher of Inkerman and BluntThe Courier Mail’s arts editor, Phil Brown, gives us another taste of growing up in Hong Kong, while Maria Griffin tells us about strangers, and Elisabeth Hanscombe explores risky habits. Cheryl Hayden, and Emma Beach and Cheryl Burman give us a look at excerpts from their novels, and Pym Schaare shares some short fiction.
    'Poets included are Carolyn Abbs, Iain Britton, Anne M. Carson, Robbie Coburn, Eileen Chong, Natalie D-Napoleon, Eduardo Escalante, Alison Flett, Mindy Gill, Jonathan Hadwen, Allan Lake, Graeme Miles, Damen O’Brien, Nathanael O’Reilly, Gregory Piko, Maree Reedman, Chris Ringrose, Paul Scully, Isi Unikowski and Jena Woodhouse.

    'Read reviews of Richard James Allen’s Fixing the Broken Nightingale, Broede Carmody’s Flat Exit, Kristen Lang’s SkinNotes, Eddie Paterson’s redactor and Omar Sakr’s These Wild Houses.'  (Rosanna Licari : Introduction)

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