Light as Breath Itself

A review of P Steele, White Knight With Beebox: New and Selected Poems

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Abstract

There are times when I read a book that reinvigorates important questions for me - such as how language carries and creates meaning, and what, after all, is the function and force of poetry. Usually, such a book is a creative work and I like to imagine that the first readers of volumes by George Herbert or John Donne responded with such questions - to poetry that consistently registered a persuasive complexity and which, while emotionally restrained, carried a pithy emotional charge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-60
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Book Review
Issue number306
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Light as Breath Itself : A review of P Steele, White Knight With Beebox: New and Selected Poems. / HETHERINGTON, Paul.

In: Australian Book Review, No. 306, 2008, p. 59-60.

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