“Each poem has a sustained luminescence in it: an exuberance of feeling, wit and a nimble sentience. It is poetry about being in the world and curious, and it exists in a zone completely its own”
— Bill Maidment
Commended in the Anne Elder Award, 2005
David Musgrave is a Sydney writer. His first novel Glissando: A Melodrama was published by Sleepers Publishing in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award for Fiction and for the UTS Glenda Adams New Writing Award. His poetry collection Phantom Limb (John Leonard press 2010) was awarded the Grace Leven prize for Poetry in 2011. In 2008 he won the Joesphine Ulrick, Newcastle and Alec Bolton Poetry Prizes. His other works include To Thalia (Five Islands, 2004), Watermark (Picaro, 2006) and Concrete Tuesday (Island, 2011).