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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Impossible Preludes : Poems 2008-2014
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'Reflecting a life spread across two continents, Impossible Preludes continues Taylor’s restless probing of the contradictions of life and language. Here are love poems, poems about language and silence, an elegy for a cat, and an interview with a querulous mathematician, as well as poems dealing with the cruelties of contemporary world politics, ageing, and delight in nature. Once again, the collection shows the stimulating range of tone and style that has been a hallmark of all his poetry. ' (Publication summary)

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    • Witchcliffe, Margaret River area, Busselton - Augusta area, Far Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,: Margaret River Press , 2016 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
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      • Published October 2016
      ISBN: 9780994316738

Works about this Work

Andrew Taylor : Impossible Preludes: Poems 2008-2014 Martin Duwell , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 13 no. 2018;

'Andrew Taylor can be a hard poet to write about. Although he has never seemed especially prolific (in contrast, say, to John Kinsella, who contributes a brief introduction to this new book) his cumulated work is very substantial – another two books will see it cross the thousand page barrier. It’s also very consistent without being at all the same and a reviewer, aiming for any kind of conspectus, will be torn between the opposed tasks of mapping out changes of manner and documenting the recurrent themes that give his work a strong sense of unity. There are changes of mode but they are not really radical. ' (Introduction)

Australian Poetry Geoff Page , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 November 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of The Wicked Flowers of Charles Baudelaire : A Selection Limericked Jan Owen , 2016 selected work poetry ; Impossible Preludes : Poems 2008-2014 Andrew Taylor , 2016 selected work poetry
Australian Poetry Geoff Page , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 November 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of The Wicked Flowers of Charles Baudelaire : A Selection Limericked Jan Owen , 2016 selected work poetry ; Impossible Preludes : Poems 2008-2014 Andrew Taylor , 2016 selected work poetry
Andrew Taylor : Impossible Preludes: Poems 2008-2014 Martin Duwell , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 13 no. 2018;

'Andrew Taylor can be a hard poet to write about. Although he has never seemed especially prolific (in contrast, say, to John Kinsella, who contributes a brief introduction to this new book) his cumulated work is very substantial – another two books will see it cross the thousand page barrier. It’s also very consistent without being at all the same and a reviewer, aiming for any kind of conspectus, will be torn between the opposed tasks of mapping out changes of manner and documenting the recurrent themes that give his work a strong sense of unity. There are changes of mode but they are not really radical. ' (Introduction)

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