Tuesday, March 19, 2013
JOANNE BURNS' LATEST BOUNDARY PUSHER
You can read an interesting review of Joanne Burns' amphora at Rochford Street Review right now. Mark Roberts talks about this poet's background which he says is in part what makes her such a fascinating writer. A poet who pushes and breaks boundaries, I've been fascinated by Joanne Burns since stumbling on her short short story collection Blowing Bubbles in the Eighth Lane, thanks to that fabulous national women and reading day (in the 1990s). What was it called? The atmosphere was electric that first day of it at the National Library in Canberra. Women everywhere smiling their faces off. You can buy the book from all good bookshops and Giramondo Publishing where it says The poems in seize on the miraculous moments contained in life and language ... Meanwhile let's go push more boundaries...smile our faces off.