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"The unhaunting" has great variety of tone, preoccupation, style and form, ranging across countries and situations with an ear for the music of language and the harmonies and dissonances of human experience. Taylor's Collected Poems showed him as a poet of ceaseless experiment and continual relevance, and this new collection reinforces his reputation as both a consolidator ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published July 25th 2009 by Salt Publishing (first published January 1st 2009)
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Chris Lynch
Oct 04, 2010 Chris Lynch rated it really liked it
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This collection from Australian poet Andrew Taylor has some absolutely brilliant poems, but as a collection of new work--including translations of an Italian poet--by a versatile and prolific poet, it lacks a strong sense of unity. The poems range from simple, homely images of drinking a cider with a mate ('The Vanishing at Falmouth') or tripping over a cat (The Picture of Little T.H.) to spare yet incredibly evocative pieces like 'Night by Night', 'Driving to the Airport' and 'The Unhaunting'. ...more
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Andrew McDonald Taylor (born 19 March 1940) was one of the leading Australian poets of the 1970s. Although he lacks the public profile of several of his contemporaries, he has since come to be regarded as a major figure in Australian poetry, with a body of work notable for
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