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Anima And Other Poems

The personal and the past, celebrated constants in the poetry of Bruce Beaver, form the core of this brilliant collection. The title poem "Anima" is an intensely mapped life-narrative that extends Beaver's complexly autobiographical body of work. The subject matter and style are richly diverse, from the meditative tapestry of the "Night Watch" trilogy to the formal sestina section which plays on history and fable. Norfolk Island sonnets and further lyrical pieces enhance this rewarding volume. "Beaver deserves to be celebrated as a great Australian poet, a victor against overwhelming odds and a national treasure." Martin Duwell, "Weekend Australian" 1991 "His is the friendly, the unpompous, the democratic voice which poetry has had to adopt this century to even begin to be believed, but it is also the ramshorn, the oracle, the sound of weeping by the waters. Such a dual capability is the secret of his sense of form, a free-flowing yet concentrated structuring which has always been the most commented-upon aspect of his art." Peter Porter, "Island Magazine", 1992


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The personal and the past, celebrated constants in the poetry of Bruce Beaver, form the core of this brilliant collection. The title poem "Anima" is an intensely mapped life-narrative that extends Beaver's complexly autobiographical body of work. The subject matter and style are richly diverse, from the meditative tapestry of the "Night Watch" trilogy to the formal sestina section which plays on history and fable. Norfolk Island sonnets and further lyrical pieces enhance this rewarding volume. "Beaver deserves to be celebrated as a great Australian poet, a victor against overwhelming odds and a national treasure." Martin Duwell, "Weekend Australian" 1991 "His is the friendly, the unpompous, the democratic voice which poetry has had to adopt this century to even begin to be believed, but it is also the ramshorn, the oracle, the sound of weeping by the waters. Such a dual capability is the secret of his sense of form, a free-flowing yet concentrated structuring which has always been the most commented-upon aspect of his art." Peter Porter, "Island Magazine", 1992
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