HARRY LAING, 'unsettled'
These poems sparkle with wit, hum with humour, delight and dare. They unwind a life, move deftly between present and past and betray an ever-present love of the land and language, the world and word-play. Finally they unsettle with a deep ecological warning – in a world where ‘everything melts… who watches over us in the rush towards?’
‘unsettled’ is a collection of broad thematic and formal range. Laing renders our history, our current ecological crisis and some of our contemporary mores into a rich, tumbling music, as memorable as it is accessible. The poems that revisit the author’s past are especially poignant: closing some doors as the windows open to poetry’s crisp, delicious air.
a poetry collection by Harry Laing
Walleah Press (July 2021)
$20.00 (includes postage within Australia)