Shortlist year: 
2021
Shortlist category: 
Poetry
Published by: 
Puncher & Wattmann

About the book

Nothing to Declare by Mags Webster.

A collection of poetry by Western Australian-based poet Mags Webster, 'nothing to declare' contains poems ranging 'through worlds of wide reading, inner and outer journeying, through both the historic and the personal past and present, the fleshly and the vegetal ... subtle and confronting at the same time, these are the fruits of a startling talent' (Tracy Ryan, poet). Sometimes set in Australia or Hong Kong, sometimes in the imagined worlds of literary figures or in the life of the mind, these poems probe myriad interstices between words and silences, poetry and language, attraction and despair.