Martin Duwell reviews ‘Carte Blanche’ for ‘Australian Poetry Review’

Thom Sullivan

There ought to be a mythology that depicts The Poet as a being with two skins: a tender inner membrane that’s pervious to the world, and a thick hide or pelt that insulates the poet from the inevitable slings and arrows of rejection notes, or reviews, or – failing that – the abject neglect of their work.

In December 2020, critic Martin Duwell published a review of my book Carte Blanche (Vagabond Press, 2019) and Ella Jeffery’s Dead Bolt (Puncher & Wattmann, 2020) at Australian Poetry Review. It was a fearful thing to discover that the book had been reviewed by a critic I regularly turn to as one of the country’s most incisive readers of poetry.

Sincere thanks to Martin for his careful and generous reading of the book. It was a delight to be reviewed alongside Ella’s debut book of poems, which I very much enjoyed reading…

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