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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Asymmetry
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''What greater challenge for a poet than the recovery of language after its loss? These dense, powerful poems are the fruits of Coleman's year-long struggle. They read like some profound and moving metaphor for the process of writing poetry itself, but on a far more important plane, as we follow him from struck muteness to the dredging up of the bare bones of language, a process of reclamation that seems to find its fullest and most joyous expression – its cure – in the sensuous love poems for his wife that conclude the book, the wife who was at his side every painful inch of the way.' Peter Goldsworthy

''The lyrics of Asymmetry show us by turns the sorrows of dire illness and the joys of love.

'Aidan Coleman sees and feels things in sharp and memorable ways; yet he not only makes us perceive the world better but also he leads us to appreciate it the more. Australian poetry is the richer for this book.' Kevin Hart

''Dizzying imagery, executed with utter control. Coleman's artistry puts him in the forefront of young poets anywhere.' Les Murray' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Leana

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Recoil and Resurgence of Bodies and Branches Kate Middleton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 February 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry ; The Yellow Gum's Conversion Simon West , 2011 selected work poetry
Perfecting the Ar T: Asymmetry by Aidan Coleman M. L. Emmett , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Sotto , March 2013;

— Review of Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry
Following the Rhythm of the Journey Heather Taylor Johnson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , August-October no. 5 2012;

— Review of Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry
Classical Mirrors Mike Ladd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 73)

— Review of Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry
Poems From the Edge Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 June 2012; (p. 22-23)
Sustained and Stylish Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 May 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Crimson Crop Peter Rose , 2012 selected work poetry ; Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry
Abhorring the Vacuum John Kinsella , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 July 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of First Light Kate Fagan , 2012 selected work poetry ; Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry
Classical Mirrors Mike Ladd , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 344 2012; (p. 73)

— Review of Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry
Recoil and Resurgence of Bodies and Branches Kate Middleton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 February 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry ; The Yellow Gum's Conversion Simon West , 2011 selected work poetry
Following the Rhythm of the Journey Heather Taylor Johnson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , August-October no. 5 2012;

— Review of Asymmetry Aidan Coleman , 2012 selected work poetry
Poems From the Edge Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 June 2012; (p. 22-23)
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