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Press Release

72 pages
Paperback, 21 x 15 cm
Published November 2007
ISBN 9781920882341

Press Release

Lisa Gorton

At the heart of Lisa Gorton’s first collection of poems is a sequence set in the Mallee district of Victoria in the last years of World War II.

A meditation on ambition, patience and waste, it explores the experience of first settlement through elegy, dramatic monologue, the portrait poem and the short lyric. Other poems are set in cities and in the future.

Written in a contemporary baroque style, combining farfetched imagery with intense emotion, this is poetry that leaps out of elaboration into clear air and light.

Press Release is an exciting collection, riding high on the shock-absorbers of serious wit.’Chris Wallace-Crabbe

About the Author

Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton’s first poetry collection Press Release won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry; her second, Hotel Hyperion, was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal; and her third, Empirical, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for Poetry. Her novel The Life of Houses was the co-winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction.

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Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry Shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Award Shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award