Among The Sepias



 

 

by Venie Holmgren

ISBN 978-1-875934-22-5
108 Pages
Price: AUS$18.70 (GST inc)

A fine example of what has sometimes been called 'poetry of the fact'. Like the American 'Objectivist' poet Charles Reznikoff, Venie Holmgren uses the details of actual experiences to imply their associated emotions. While this method is generally less spectacular than the heady metaphors of some other approaches it is more than appropriate to what Holmgren is attempting here - namely, to resurrect the spirit of her mother via the 'hard and long' domestic situations which both restricted and gave meaning to her life.
Geoff Page, Canberra