ANDREW BURKE - 'Undercover of Lightness'
Andrew Burke's collection of new and selected poems, Undercover of Lightness, was published March 2012.
Andrew Burke has made an indelible mark on our poetry over the years … Here is a poet to hail and to treasure.
Like William Carlos Williams, Andrew Burke is a master of the quotidian. Like Philip Larkin, he writes poems to “preserve things I have seen / thought / felt”. Burke is also, however, a poet of memory.
This book is full of illumination, clear intelligence, music and - most welcome - a sense of humour. Burke’s poems … are peopled, full of living and speaking. … all the great themes of love and mortality are made fresh and real.
A master of the context clash, Burke’s poetry … does what it wants to do, goes where it must. It’s fun to be along for the ride. Hold on to your hat!
Price $25. Includes free shipping within Australia.