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Description - The Taste of River Water by Cate Kennedy

The Taste of River Water New and selected poems by Cate Kennedy Disarming, warm and always accessible, Cate Kennedy's poems make ordinary experiences glow. Everything that suffuses her well-loved prose is here- compassion, insight, lyrical precision and the clear, minimalist eye that reveals how life can turn on a single moment. Musing on the undercurrents and interconnections between legacy, memory, motherhood and the natural world, the poems in this exhilarating collection begin on the surface and then take us, gracefully effortlessly, to a far more thought-provoking place. Grounded in lived experience, with all its mysteries and consolations they resonate with a passionate, sensuous honesty. Praise for Cate Kennedy's earlier poetry collections, Joyflight and Signs of Other Fires 'These poems are driven by Kennedy's instinct for story, character and place, but there's a moment when the poems suddenly open up, out of nowhere, and we find we're standing inside ourselves, in that pure, torn-open moment.' - BRONWYN LEA 'Sensory, rich and compelling. Kennedy gives us a new look at the familiar strangeness of place in which the sum of the parts forms a marvellous whole . . . This book is full of seamlessly constructed beautiful images that are hard to fault. These are poems of great hope and richness of spirit.' - MARK O'FLYNN

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921844003
ISBN-10: 1921844000
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 2-May-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People's Choice Award in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 2010. It was also shortlisted for The Age fiction prize 2010 and the ASA Barbara Jefferis Award 2010, among others. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely. Her collection, Dark Roots, was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. Cate is also the author of the travel memoir Sing, and Don't Cry, and the poetry collections Joyflight and Signs of Other Fires. Her latest book is The Taste of River Water- New and Selected Poems by Cate Kennedy, which was published in May 2011 and won the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry.

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