… bitchy, dreamy, acute … a deeply serious — & witty & almost self-cancelling — consciousness at work.
philosophical rigor and lyric enthusiasm — one of the most distinctive voices in Australian poetry
The modesty and wit of the poems, even as they think ‘grand’ thoughts, now seems to me central
“Excellent — cool.”
‘in one case I want poetry to do some of the work of philosophy, or at least of thought. In the other I just (‘just’) want them to be aesthetically terrific — organized abstractly or musically, so as to be abstract and musical’