Harrison, Martin

Martin Harrison - Wild Bees


Martin Harrison - Wild Bees

Paperback, 168pp, 9x6ins

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Subtle and sharply lyrical, these poems shimmer on the eye while being deeply held at the back of the mind.


Martin Harrison has been described as a writer whose poetry is a meeting place between the immensity, and intensity, of the Australian environment and the hi-tech world of everyday life. Collected here is the poet's own re-casting of his work since the early 1990s, setting accomplished poems from earlier books in the company of recent poems and prose poems. Martin Harrison's Wild Bees — New and Selected Poems marks a place of arrival and a new departure.

Read a review at The Fortnightly Review by Peter Riley here.

Wild Bees is a volume laced with a complex sensuousness and moral keenness… This book like the bees of its title, collects essence and song, it's a great pleasure to read and a major work of art. —Robert Adamson

These are poems where the pleasure of earthly distance becomes a pact with the human trouble that everybody knows, delicately acknowledged in the reverberations of particulars. —Peter Riley

…a book of unusual beauty and of original insight. —Robert Gray

Utterly convincing places where ordinary happiness might reside. —Nigel Wheale, London Review of Books


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