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  • Author:agent Judith Bishop http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/bishop-judith
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Interval
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'Bishop’s attentive poetic gaze unfailingly reveals the luminous. In Interval, her poems – many addressed to a lover, or to children – explore intimacy, solitude and the ‘chemical mess’ of human love. As Carl Phillips said of Event, ‘These are splendid poems indeed, whose intelligence, vision, and sheer beauty at every turn persuade.’ '  (Publication summary)

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Mothers Embraced Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 May 2020; (p. 18)

'The great Irish poet Eavan Boland, who died on April 27, once observed that when female poets seek to write about motherhood, they are met with a dilemma: there is “a category of experience and expression which is poetic and all the rest is ordinary and therefore inadmissable”.' (Introduction)

Five Poets : Five Worlds Martin Langford , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 78 no. 3 2019; (p. 188-193)

— Review of João John Mateer , 2018 selected work poetry ; Warlines Jordie Albiston , 2018 selected work poetry ; Fume Phillip Hall , 2018 selected work poetry ; Interval Judith Bishop , 2018 selected work poetry ; The Hijab Files Maryam Azam , 2018 selected work poetry
Review Short : Judith Bishop’s Interval Ed Wright , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 88 2018;

— Review of Interval Judith Bishop , 2018 selected work poetry
Judith Bishop : Interval Martin Duwell , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 13 no. 2018;

'Judith Bishop’s second book is as brilliant and daunting as her first, Event, now more than ten years old. The voice of Interval is familiar from that first book, as are the general structures and assumptions of the poems but there are a number of developments, the most important of which, at the thematic level, are probably contained in the first section of the book which is devoted to poems about the experience of motherhood and parenting. At any rate, Interval, like Event, makes a lot of demands of the reader. Complex ideas are explored in complex poems and the range of interests very deliberately covers the spectrum from the atomic to the cosmos with humans and their distinctive experiences placed between. An additional difficulty lies in the way that the themes are interwoven. Although individual poems have the requisite stand-alone quality, thematically they are likely to tie in with any number of others. As a result, a critic isn’t going to be sure which is the best thread to tug first. Yielding to the structure of the book itself, I’ll start at the beginning with the poems about children.' (Introduction)

Weeping Maps Jill Jones , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 400 2018; (p. 65)

— Review of Interval Judith Bishop , 2018 selected work poetry

'Judith Bishop’s Interval appears just over a decade since the publication of her first book, also using a one-word title, Event(Salt, 2007). This gap seems far too long. Certainly, there have been two chapbooks in the intervening years – Alice Missing in Wonderland and Other Poems (2008), in the Wagtail series from Picaro Press, and Aftermarks (2012), in the Vagabond Rare Objects Series, – but no full-length collection. The impression is that Bishop works slowly and meticulously. Both Interval and Event are what some may call ‘slim volumes’, that is, in comparison to many.' (Introduction)

Weeping Maps Jill Jones , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 400 2018; (p. 65)

— Review of Interval Judith Bishop , 2018 selected work poetry

'Judith Bishop’s Interval appears just over a decade since the publication of her first book, also using a one-word title, Event(Salt, 2007). This gap seems far too long. Certainly, there have been two chapbooks in the intervening years – Alice Missing in Wonderland and Other Poems (2008), in the Wagtail series from Picaro Press, and Aftermarks (2012), in the Vagabond Rare Objects Series, – but no full-length collection. The impression is that Bishop works slowly and meticulously. Both Interval and Event are what some may call ‘slim volumes’, that is, in comparison to many.' (Introduction)

Review Short : Judith Bishop’s Interval Ed Wright , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 88 2018;

— Review of Interval Judith Bishop , 2018 selected work poetry
Five Poets : Five Worlds Martin Langford , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 78 no. 3 2019; (p. 188-193)

— Review of João John Mateer , 2018 selected work poetry ; Warlines Jordie Albiston , 2018 selected work poetry ; Fume Phillip Hall , 2018 selected work poetry ; Interval Judith Bishop , 2018 selected work poetry ; The Hijab Files Maryam Azam , 2018 selected work poetry
Judith Bishop : Interval Martin Duwell , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 13 no. 2018;

'Judith Bishop’s second book is as brilliant and daunting as her first, Event, now more than ten years old. The voice of Interval is familiar from that first book, as are the general structures and assumptions of the poems but there are a number of developments, the most important of which, at the thematic level, are probably contained in the first section of the book which is devoted to poems about the experience of motherhood and parenting. At any rate, Interval, like Event, makes a lot of demands of the reader. Complex ideas are explored in complex poems and the range of interests very deliberately covers the spectrum from the atomic to the cosmos with humans and their distinctive experiences placed between. An additional difficulty lies in the way that the themes are interwoven. Although individual poems have the requisite stand-alone quality, thematically they are likely to tie in with any number of others. As a result, a critic isn’t going to be sure which is the best thread to tug first. Yielding to the structure of the book itself, I’ll start at the beginning with the poems about children.' (Introduction)

Mothers Embraced Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 May 2020; (p. 18)

'The great Irish poet Eavan Boland, who died on April 27, once observed that when female poets seek to write about motherhood, they are met with a dilemma: there is “a category of experience and expression which is poetic and all the rest is ordinary and therefore inadmissable”.' (Introduction)

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