Russell Erwin Russell Erwin i(A10463 works by)
Born: Established: 1953 ;
Gender: Male
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Russell Erwin has lived in the Bannister district for over twenty-five years where has operated a small farm and nursery.

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Maps of Small Countries 2016 selected work poetry

'Memoir and celebration, meditation and exploration, sketches and simple vignette, these are some of the varied fields through which Russell Erwin takes his readers in this latest collection, which bears the hallmarks of his earlier work – an attention to the physical, sensual world, unsurprising in one who makes his living by farming in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, a muscularity of lan-guage and a fondness for the striking image. But here it seems is a more assured handling of mate-rial, a poet more reflective and celebratory without any loss of accessibility and immediacy. He ranges from a suburban childhood to delicate and joyful pieces welcoming the birth of a grand-daughter, from moving elegies for parents, to songs of loss, particularly the prize-winning ‘And Still’, and of course poems which have grown from the earth of his farming life. Each poem is, in its own way, a map of a small country into which the reader is invited to enter and share.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Australian Capital Territory Book of the Year Award
But Isn't "Six weeks: there's hair again, a man's stubble,", Quadrant , November vol. 50 no. 11 2006 single work poetry
2005 commended Australian Capital Territory Poetry Prize Rosemary Dobson Award for an Unpublished Poem by an Australian Poet
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