Vanessa Page: 'Tourniquet'
Vanessa Page’s poems are mesmerising: intensely felt, wide-ranging in
their narratives, and vividly crafted. I am in awe of her ability to capture
both pain and tenderness in language that is cinematically brilliant.
Her illuminations of Australian life and landscape – from historical to
contemporary – shine with a searing honesty and beauty. Tourniquet
is an impressive, haunting collection.