Holland-Batt, Sarah (2015) The Hazards. University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, Qld.
"The much-anticipated second collection from the 2007 winner of the Thomas Shapcott Prize.
Charged with fierce imagination and swift lyricism, Holland-Batt’s cosmopolitan poems reflect a predatory world rife with hazards both real and imagined. Opening with a vision of a leveret’s agonising death by myxomatosis and closing with a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, this collection careens through diverse geographical territory – from haunted post-colonial landscapes in Australia to brutal animal hierarchies in the cloud forests of Nicaragua.
Engaging everywhere with questions of violence and loss, erasure and extinction, The Hazards inhabits unsettling terrain, unafraid to veer straight into turbulence."--Publisher website
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|Keywords:||Australian Poetry, Contemporary Poetry, Ekphrasis, Love Poems, Travel|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)|
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Sarah Holland-Batt|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2015 22:46|
|Last Modified:||11 Oct 2016 04:33|
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