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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Certain Fathoms
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'Bonny Cassidy's first book, Certain Fathoms, glimmers with precisely observed moments that make a strange place of the familiar. These poems speak not only to each other but to and of other writers: Eve Langley, John Berryman, JS Harry. Cassidy knits seemingly small phrases and events into glimpses of a vast, interconnected whole. There is a mapping-out here that is organic, not programmatic, preoccupied "with more-than-human subjects," the trains of phrase and acquaintance,/ unstopped chains of heat, return, death". Cool, yet engaged, Cassidy's poems swell with the movements people and things make, making them brightly and newly visible.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Poets at Home in the Natural and Manufactured Worlds Ali Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry ; The Bicycle Thief and Other Poems Andrew Sant , 2013 selected work poetry
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

Siobhan Hodge Reviews Bonny Cassidy Siobhan Hodge , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 40.0 2012;

— Review of Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry
Petra White on Bonny Cassidy and John Watson Petra White , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 72 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Occam's Aftershave John Watson , 2012 selected work poetry ; Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry
Siobhan Hodge Reviews Bonny Cassidy Siobhan Hodge , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 November no. 40.0 2012;

— Review of Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry
Poets at Home in the Natural and Manufactured Worlds Ali Smith , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry ; The Bicycle Thief and Other Poems Andrew Sant , 2013 selected work poetry
Petra White on Bonny Cassidy and John Watson Petra White , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 72 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Occam's Aftershave John Watson , 2012 selected work poetry ; Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , 2012 selected work poetry
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)

'T he act of reading for appraisal rather than pleasure is a privilege that brings me to a deepened understanding of the contemporary in Australian poetry, the way the past is being framed, its traditions, celebrities and enigmas washed up in new and hybrid appearances or redressed in more conventional, sometimes nimbus forms. Judith Wright wrote that the ‘place to find clues is not in the present, it lies in the past: a shallow past, as all immigrants to Australia know, and all of us are immigrants.’ The discipline of reading to filter such a range of voices underlines my foreignness, making reading akin to translation, whilst reciprocally inviting the reader of this essay to become a foreigner to my assumptions and conclusions.' (Introduction)

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