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New and Selected Poems

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

New and Selected Poems by Chris Wallace-Crabbe
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ISBN: 978 1 906188 07 8
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, Australian
Imprint: OxfordPoets
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • This book distils an adult lifetime into the intense magic of poetry. Wallace-Crabbe is a nature poet in the broadest possible sense: his poems, ranging widely in tone and subject-matter, seek above all to convey the richness and variety of our world, his sense that we are ‘inserted headlong into life’ and must make the best of what comes to us. Throughout his work – at times wryly philosophical, at times gently elegiac – Wallace-Crabbe remains passionately committed to his quest, ‘troubling the stubborn world for meaning’.


    '...in his valuing of both the aesthetic and the ordinary as the realms of humanity, he always reminds us - despite what the end has to offer us all - of a different kind of weather, one where, even as darkness is falling, ''the lit clouds yet / sail sweetly over us / inhabiting a daylight of their own''.'
    David McCooey, Sydney Morning Herald
    Chris Wallace-Crabbe was born in 1934. After graduating in English, he became Lockie Fellow in Australian Literature and Creative Writing, Melbourne University, from 1961 to 1963, and over the next decades he became Reader in English and then held a Personal Chair from 1988. He was Harkness Fellow at Yale University ... read more
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