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Description - A Spell, A Charm by John Leonard

In his powerful fifth collection John Leonard dissects contemporary life and ideas in intense, but human, lyric poetry. This four-part collection begins with a section of meditative poems of everyday moments, often of great peace ('the Hope and Trust of the Times'). Following a section of satires on the complacencies and delusions of our world, a section on poetry and other arts reinstates a feeling of the grounded and the valid ('Sadness is no Longer Sad'). The final section, ('Change beyond Change'), is a series of reflections on the end-game our society is playing with the global environment, and necessarily ends on a sombre note.

Poems from this collection have appeared in: The Canberra Times; Contrapasso 4; Island; LiNQ; Meanjin; Overland; Social Alternatives 25; The Weekend Australian and, in translation, When the Moon Is Swimming Naked, Australasian Poetry for the Chinese Youngster (2013).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925000573
ISBN-10: 1925000575
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 80
Imprint: Hybrid Publishers
Publisher: Hybrid Publishers
Publish Date: 1-May-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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