Travelling Through Light

A review of L Gorton, Press Release

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Abstract

In Lisa Gorton's first collection of poetry, somewhat ambiguously entitled press release, light, absence and doubt are major preoccupations. The poems speak of a weight of light, neon expectation, ruined cities overrun with light and all the falling light - in just the first of this volume's four sections, Light, for Gorton, is a sometimes mesmerizing and often overwhelming force. Among other things, it is the illumination of nostalgia, the halo of memory and the shining-out of presence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Book Review
Issue number298
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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