Compound Eye

Five Islands Press, 2003
New Poets Program,
ISBN 1 74128 004 4

Louise Oxley’s poems are insightful meditations on the natural world, and how we interact with it. Her craft has been forged from years of pure observation and a layering of the rhythms of the body and the head into marvelous music. —Anthony Lawrence

In Compound Eye Louise Oxley undergoes a moving personal search through word, image and line to find the essential shape and texture of her experience and understanding. Not only does she succeed in giving her work an elegant, graceful cast, but she also brings the reader into that search, allowing them to apprehend the enlargements that occur when language and sensibility are so deftly connected. —Judith Beveridge


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