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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Now You Shall Know
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'‘You can never get away from where you come from. This is poetry that confronts those difficult connections, gutsy work with a deep understanding of people. Tough, staring down the truth. Loving, too, but never sentimental.’ -Anna Fern

'‘From tender observations of children to the tortuous witnessing of a mother’s dying, Jennifer Compton’s poems zing and sting with the joys and complexities of real living. Her 'dazzling intimacies’ and sharp, but generous watchfulness of all the world lead to swooping narratives that are poignant, funny, sensitive and fiercely intelligent. Now You Shall Know is a wondrously wide-ranging, disarming and haunting collection.‘

-Jean Kent

''This is generous, mercurial poetry with linguistic and dramatic verve and telling silences. In Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton claims her space con brio: I think of a rider or ballet dancer and also of a long-distance traveller since these poems cover so much ground. I warmed to the intimate, ironic assurance, to the trust placed in the reader and to the almost palpable presence of this witty, provocative, perceptive raconteuse prepared to tell me, in confidence, everything. There are such sparkling images in this book, and such acknowledged darkness too, a truthfulness and brusque compassion 'as human as anything is’.‘

-Jan Owen' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Parkville, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Five Islands Press , 2015 .
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      Extent: 86p.
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      • Published 1 March 2015
      ISBN: 9780734050366

Works about this Work

Spectrums Rose Lucas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 54)

— Review of Ground Martin Langford , 2015 selected work poetry ; Eating My Grandmother : A Grief Cycle Krissy Kneen , 2015 selected work poetry ; Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
‘Close to the Grief Room’ Jo Langdon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 19 no. 2 2015;

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
Loss, Grief, Change, and Memory : Luke Simon Reviews ‘Now You Shall Know’ by Jennifer Compton Luke Icarus Simon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : Jennifer Compton’s Now You Shall Know Julie Maclean , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 March no. 49.1 2015;

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
The Princess Who Became a Queen Geoffrey Lehmann , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 59 no. 4 2015; (p. 58-60)

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
The Princess Who Became a Queen Geoffrey Lehmann , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 59 no. 4 2015; (p. 58-60)

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : Jennifer Compton’s Now You Shall Know Julie Maclean , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 March no. 49.1 2015;

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
Loss, Grief, Change, and Memory : Luke Simon Reviews ‘Now You Shall Know’ by Jennifer Compton Luke Icarus Simon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
‘Close to the Grief Room’ Jo Langdon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 19 no. 2 2015;

— Review of Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
Spectrums Rose Lucas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 54)

— Review of Ground Martin Langford , 2015 selected work poetry ; Eating My Grandmother : A Grief Cycle Krissy Kneen , 2015 selected work poetry ; Now You Shall Know Jennifer Compton , 2015 selected work poetry
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