Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Poetry
Published by: 
Giramondo Publishing

About the book

Sun music: new and selected poems by Judith Beveridge.

Beveridge is an exacting poet, and the form of her poems contains and intensifies their expression of emotion. Their clarity and drama, their musical language and often playful metaphors, give them an immediate appeal. This is poetry of wonder and enchantment, compassionate in its identification with the ungainly and the vulnerable, the simple and the poor, and insistent in its emphasis on the dignity and self-possession of all that it observes.