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"This is poetry that goes direct to that other place and inhabits it. in possession of loss has a clear sparseness, almost a minimalism, that is also highly complex. Read as a single book-length poem, it thinks our world without telling openly. As in Inger Christensen's Alphabet, everything hangs together and speaks the whole though one can't exactly say how. Like Celan and Rilke before her, Cronin is a risk-taker: she can say 'love', 'loss', 'death', 'the heart', without tying the words to recognizable stories or hiding behind the game of avoiding meaning. This is a poetry that shoulders the big questions. Compared to so much that is written in the English-speaking world, Cronin's poetry IS so different and so itself." - Peter Boyle

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Shearsman Books Publication Date: 15/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781848613829  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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M.T.C. Cronin's work first appeared in print in early 1993 and since then she has written several collections of poetry. Published internationally, she has won many major Australian literary awards, including the prestigious Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize, and two major prizes for her first Shearsman volume 1-100. Her work has been widely anthologised and translated and her 2001 collection, Talking to Neruda's Questions, has appeared in Spanish, Swedish and Italian translations. Born in 1963 in Merriwa in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia, Cronin grew up in Caloundra, Queensland and following school attended first the University of Queensland and then later the University of New South Wales, the University of Technology and the University of Sydney, studying political science, law, literature and creative writing. After being employed for most of the nineties in Law, she has in recent years taught literature and creative writing at primary and secondary schools and also at various universities and writers' centres. Her poetry has been set in texts in numerous schools and at tertiary level in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Presently, she lives in Maleny, near Brisbane, with her partner and three daughters.

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