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Author: Anthony Lawrence

There is only this, through intermittent rain and flarings of sun, through the alpha and beta layerings of daydream, my words falling away as the words of my father rise over a plateau, rinsed and singular, his voice weary with knowledge and guidance, and I drive towards it.

Anthony Lawrence's stunning new collection, Bark, begins in the shadow of a rockspill, then moves into something new - like a flourish of air in the path of the owl.

'Anthony Lawrence, one of our finest and fiercest poets, writes a poetry that is punning, lyrical, memorialising, angry and political.' - Lyn McCredden

'Lawrence's outstanding poems are skilfully made artefacts and intensely experiential. Brute reality's brutishness is balanced by the artfulness of artistry. There is form, wit and evidence of a marvellous ear.' - David McCooey
Skinned By Light: Poems 1989-2002
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Anthony Lawrence

From his first book, Dreaming in Stone, to his fifth volume The Viewfinder, Lawrence's imagination records a foray into unknown territory. There are wonderful animals and birds, volcanoes and tropical ...

The Best Australian Poetry 2004
The Best Australia...
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Anthony Lawrence

The Best Australian Poetry series returns after an impressive debut in 2003 with a new volume that is original, stimulating and wide-ranging in its sympathies. Guest Editor Anthony Lawrence brings to ...