No of Pages: 74
ISBN Print: 978-1-921556-08-1
“A scrupulous eye and a true ear; Grass Notes contains some of the finest examples of Australian poetry I have read.” – Alex Miller
“Demands to be regarded as one of the most considerable of modern Australian poets.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
The poems in Grass Notes are linked by cadence and musicality. Time and transience form the sub-stratum of much of this collection which moves from the intimacy of the close-up, to wide angle views of humanity – “orbiting a mundane star on the outer margins / of the Milky Way” (Observatory).
About the Author
Sarah Day was born in England and grew up in Tasmania. She has published six collections of poems, her most recent being Grass Notes (Brandl & Schlesinger 2009). Her previous collection of poems, The Ship (Brandl & Schlesinger 2004), won the Judith Wright Calanthe Queensland Premier’s Award and the Judith Wright ACT Award for poetry 2005 and the University of Melbourne Wesley Michelle Wright Prize 2004. In 2002 her New and Selected Poems was published in the UK. It was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Awards. Before that, Quickening was published in 1997. Her other books include A Hunger to be Less Serious which won the Anne Elder Award for...Read More