‘Jennifer Compton’s new collection, Now You Shall Know, has an early late-career energy about it – and a focus on what is really important. Not for her the post-postmodern language games. As she notes at the end of her autobiographical poem, “We are farmed out”, Compton has long been a “noticing kind of child” and her hands-on expertise includes not only horse riding, gardening and playwriting but human nature generally—particularly in its familial embodiments.’
The full review, published in The Sydney Morning Herald, can be found here.
Now You Shall Know can be purchased here.