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From early poems re-imagining Bible stories to new work influenced by her travels through Asia, award-winning poet Jane Williams’ keen interest in the connections between people pervades.
Days Like These offers readers familiar with her work a treasured collation and to those coming to it for the first time a tantalising introduction.
The poems in Night’s Glass Table are tight and emotionally powerful, and deal with themes such as death, grief and love.
Zelas chooses her words with care, and her poems are always eloquent and evocative. She demonstrates a sound use of conventions, and her writing is well-crafted and technically excellent.
Night’s Glass Table won the 2012 IP Picks Best First Book Award.
Stepping over Seasons artfully depicts the finer details of life, encapsulating change within people and places as the seasons unfurl. In ‘Overlook’, Capes argues that it’s much easier for great poets to romanticise the world’s most classic cities by poetically and playfully ridiculing his own not-so-romantic Australian hometown.