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Westering - Peter Kirkpatrick
Westering is a dazzling collection. It displays a range of allusiveness, wisdom and technical skill amounting to virtuosity that calls for the right use of superlatives. Kirkpatrick endlessly surprises with profound observations enlivened with urbane and playful wit. The book is like the pleasure of intelligent conversation with a splendid host. The longer poems showcase an expansive and intricate mind; the shorter lyrics make a striking concert that will echo.
Westering is a much-awaited work from a fine poet who has been long appreciated by lovers of sophistication, clarity and wit. It’s not a book to put away on the shelf: it belongs in the room where most of the living is done. -Michael Sharkey
Peter Kirkpatrick manages with ease that most difficult triad of craft, accessibility and intelligent argument. These are poems that both delight and provoke, the laconic satire slipping under the wire of our complacencies. -Judy Johnson
Peter Kirkpatrick teaches English, Text & Writing at the University of Western Sydney. He is the author of The Sea Coast of Bohemia: Literary Life in Sydney’s Roaring Twenties, co-author of Literary Sydney: A Walking Guide and has published one previous collection of verse, Wish You Were Here.Add to basket($19.95)