Meanwhile, the Oak is more impressive with every reading. We’re drawn into an ecology where people really do give a damn about each other and the world their friends, lovers, children and animals inhabit. Utah and Arizonan deserts never seemed so sparkling. Australian forests, kitchens and bedrooms (‘Give me a broom or give me death!’) are charged with memorable arguments and eroticism. How clever, how good, her writing is. Taylor Johnson’s poems expand our knowledge while they increase our delight. Read this book!
A gifted and gifting collection.