Afternoon in the Central Nervous System
by Chris Wallace-Crabbe • from Afternoon in the Central Nervous System: A Selection of Poems • George Braziller
Chris Wallace-Crabbe's most recent books of verse include Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw (Carcanet Oxford Poets), New and Selected Poems (Carcanet Oxford Poets) and My Feet are Hungry (Pitt Street Poets).
Afternoon in the Central Nervous System: A Selection of Poems
A rich culling of a remarkable body of work, built up over sixty years by a poet whose writing has been instrumental to the evolution of contemporary Australian poetry.
"As readers of contemporary poetry, Helen Vendler and David Lehman could not be more different or more necessary. In his Best American Poetry series, Lehman has demonstrated a big tent approach to poetry, open to the lively variety of the contemporary scene, and enlisted a range of poets as editors to address that variety and make choices for the yearly anthology. Helen Vendler, on the other hand, like other formidable critics before her, is engaged in constructing something less inclusive, for her job is to identify what will be worth reading in the future among all that is being written today."—Mark Jarman MORE
- Lisa Bickmore
- Peter Oresick
- Marilyn Chin
- Jérôme Luc Martin
- Shazea Quraishi
- Greta Stoddart
- Greg Williamson
- Medbh McGuckian
- Karen Weiser
- Laura Mullen
- Michael Donhauser, tr. by Nick Hoff and Andrew Joron
- George Quasha
- Jason Weiss
- Donald Wellman
- Peter Valente
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