Author(s): Anne M. Carson
The central heart of the book is an extended mediation on the loss of Anne's husband - poems both deeply personal and universal. They are held by two other sections which explore her relationship with and place within the natural world, particularly drawing on the theme of regeneration after disaster. Anne M Carson is a Melbourne writer and visual artist. Her poetry has been published both in the USA and widely in Australia including The Best Australian Poems (2005). She is the winner of 2011 Martha Richardson Poetry Prize and equal first-place winner in the 2011 Stones Winery Poetry Prize. She was Commended in the 2013 Max Harris Poetry Competition.