Lyn Hatherly did not cease to breathe the common air of love for others and love for knowledge. Her remarkably sensuous poetry is enthralled with nature, science, suffering and joy. When Lyn Hatherly hears the ‘dear cold cry’ of a wattle bird ‘out there, piped loud through a storm’, you know you are in the presence of a writer whose craft and heart have made a pact to bring only the most passionate and most refined words to her readers. It is the kind of pact that Sappho made, much of whose poetry Lyn Hatherly had translated. If nothing is better than love, then these poems cannot be matched.
Publication date: September 2017
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