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A Spell, A Charm
Author: John Leonard

ISBN: 9781925000573
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 1 June 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Brief description: 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).

About the Author

John Leonard (born 1965) is an Australian poet. He was born in the UK, and from 1984 to 1987 studied at Oxford University. In 1991 he moved to Australia. He currently lives in Canberra, Austral...

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