- Publisher: Fremantle Arts Centre Press
- ISBN: 186368199X
- Published: November 22, 1997
Dennis Haskell has always written in a voice uniquely his, belonging to no movement, being part of no “scene”. But it would be a mistake to assume that he’s not aware of what’s going on in the poetry community around him, or that he is entirely disconnected from this. In some ways Haskell writes as he does despite the intentions of current trends. Haskell’s poetry, so often set in familiar environments and concerned with the day to day “realities” of life, is in fact concerned with questions of the relationship, and tensions therein, between subjectivity and objectivity, the observer and the observed.
Contents: The Ghost Names Sing
Excerpt: “In the 1950s”