Winner, Best First Book, IP Picks 2006, Shortlisted for the 2007 Judith Wright Prize.
The Accidental Cage explores the perceptual and emotional experience of entrapment in its many forms.
Exile, asylum, desire, love and motherhood all enter the speaker’s imagination, often transformed by the force of resistance.
The poems are nuanced, balancing a dramatic tension between the beauty of the metaphor and the impact of the meaning.
The collection compiles longer meditations with shorter lyrical and imagistic poetry.