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Liz McQuilkin. Photograph by Barrie Irons.


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POETRY SELECTION FROM
'THE NONCHALANT GARDEN'

Retirement

Last Day of Leave

Five Senses of Distaste



A REVIEW OF 'THE NONCHALANT GARDEN'

Alice Allen, reviewing books by Nola Firth, Richard James Allen, Liz McQuilkin, Sandra Thibodeaux and Wendy Fleming 'Cordite'



LAUNCH SPEECH

Gina Mercer's launch of Liz McQuilkin's collection The Nonchalant Garden, Hobart, May 29th, 2014.



PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE LAUNCH OF
'THE NONCHALANT GARDEN'

Images by Barrie Irons, taken at the launch of Liz McQuilkin's collection The Nonchalant Garden.



MORE POETRY BY LIZ MCQUILKIN

The Bride

Word Music





'The Nonchalant Garden' is Tasmanian poet Liz McQuilkin's first book of poetry. Liz lives in Hobart.

"The nonchalant blossoming face of a summer garden belies the work going on below its lovely surface. So it is with the poems in Liz Quilkin's first collection, 'The Nonchalant Garden'. They flower from her sharp-eyed intelligent noticing, a fine ear, a caring but not uncritical heart, subversive humour, and above all, a life lived reflectively and responsibly, taking nothing for granted."

Maureen Scott Harris


"This collection should be stamped AUTHENTIC! MADE IN TASMANIA! Liz McQuilkin's life-long love of the island permeates her poetry, whether she's writing of domestic cirumstances or the natural world. Like Tassie weather itself - thunderclouds, rainbows and clear blue skies - these poems are wonderfully varied, illuminating the complexities of existence with wit and wisdom and grace."

Isabel Huggan