'"Rhythm and pattern follow with precision the rich tonality of Lucas’s visual and aural perceptions delivered with just enough tension to allow a line to run free or a word to drop and hang alone where it dances or stops" – Amanda Joy Cordite
'"Lucas’s collection shines with a clear intelligence and keen observation of the everyday, landscape, place, art, love and grief. The poems, evocative and moving, also sit so lightly on the page." – Lucy Dougan, Philip Mead and Marcella Polain, Mary Gilmore Award Judges 2014
'"Lucas’s poems are composed of vivid bursts of colour" – Cassandra Atherton, ABR' (Publication summary)
however close our touch
or intimate our speech,
silences, spaces reach
most deep, and will not close.
–Judith Wright, 'Space Between'
For my mother