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Explores issues of sublimity and beauty, contemplates the aesthetic and the transcendent, examines nature and the artificial/made. From the small to the large, from the soothing aesthetics of shape and form through to what constitutes 'ugliness' or 'terror', it challenges our preconceptions and often finds the beautiful in the ugly, the ugly in the beautiful, or calm in the tempest, and tempest in the more benign moments.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781921361098

    March 3, 2008

    Fremantle Press

    112 pages

    RRP $24.95

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On the Outskirts
The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry
Sack
The Ballad of Moondyne Joe
The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry
Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography
Fast, Loose Beginnings
Michael Dransfield: a Retrospective

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