The Canberra Times
Saturday, 2 December 2023

Penelope Layland's new poetry volume, Nigh, is filled with vivid metaphor and energy

By Geoff Page
January 23 2021 - 12:00am
  • Nigh, by Penelope Layland. Recent Work Press, $19.95.

It's interesting, even inescapable, to compare Penelope Layland's new collection, Nigh, with her very well-received third one, Things I've Thought To Tell You Since I Saw You Last which grew out of a PhD and was "unrelenting in its preoccupation", to use the poet's own description.

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