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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Carte Blanche
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'Thom Sullivan’s debut collection of poems, Carte Blanche, traverses the exactitudes of place and time – from a distinctively Australian suburbia, to farming landscapes in South Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges, to Australia’s renowned Great Ocean Road, and the interior terrains of consciousness and perception. The poems are memorable, succinct in their expression, precise in their effect, and notable for their innovative use of syntax and punctuation. Carte Blanche is a collection of poems that’s finely realised and keenly felt.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Vagabond Press , 2019 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 70p.p.
      ISBN: 9781925735031

Works about this Work

Thom Sullivan : Carte Blanche; Ella Jeffery : Dead Bolt Martin Duwell , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , no. 15 2020;

— Review of Carte Blanche Thom Sullivan , 2019 selected work poetry ; Dead Bolt Ella Jeffery , 2020 selected work poetry
'Two impressive and enjoyable first books whose similarities and differences go some small way to helping map out the possibilities of contemporary lyric poetry, especially in relationship to place. The accomplished poems of Thom Sullivan’s Carte Blanche, for example, include pieces like “Moorlands” and “Hay Cutting” which apply what might be called visual lyric techniques to the rural landscape of South Australia. They exploit the always interesting tensions between compression and expansion, suggesting much in little and the general in the specific.' (Introduction)
David McCooey Reviews Three New Poetry Collections David McCooey , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 420 2020;

— Review of Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness Peter Boyle , 2019 selected work poetry ; The Lowlands of Moyne Brendan Ryan , 2019 selected work poetry ; Carte Blanche Thom Sullivan , 2019 selected work poetry
David McCooey Reviews Three New Poetry Collections David McCooey , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 420 2020;

— Review of Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness Peter Boyle , 2019 selected work poetry ; The Lowlands of Moyne Brendan Ryan , 2019 selected work poetry ; Carte Blanche Thom Sullivan , 2019 selected work poetry
Thom Sullivan : Carte Blanche; Ella Jeffery : Dead Bolt Martin Duwell , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , no. 15 2020;

— Review of Carte Blanche Thom Sullivan , 2019 selected work poetry ; Dead Bolt Ella Jeffery , 2020 selected work poetry
'Two impressive and enjoyable first books whose similarities and differences go some small way to helping map out the possibilities of contemporary lyric poetry, especially in relationship to place. The accomplished poems of Thom Sullivan’s Carte Blanche, for example, include pieces like “Moorlands” and “Hay Cutting” which apply what might be called visual lyric techniques to the rural landscape of South Australia. They exploit the always interesting tensions between compression and expansion, suggesting much in little and the general in the specific.' (Introduction)

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