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Sound and Bundy
In 2006, the posthumously-published works of little known poet Jason Silver caused a minor sensation on the Adelaide literary scene. His surreal, image-laden writings offered a raw, confronting portrait of his struggle with bipolar disorder - the illness which, many said, also drove his creativity. Sensation turned to scandal when a hapless biographer accidentally ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published March 8th 2012 by Interactive Press
(first published January 1st 2012)
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It's that rare thing, an entertaining, enjoyable book of poems. To create four fictional poets, each with a separate voice, is an enviable achievement. If writing is a performance, and all performance is a form of showing off, then the showing off here is impressive: the poems are verbally inventive, playful, some formally demanding (one of the poets has a predilection for Villanelles, Sestinas and other forms of self torture) and the four voices emerge successfully. Each his his or her own ...more