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The Goldfinches of Baghdad

by Robert Adamson

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I expect to reread the first two sections of this many times. These poems, almost all of them featuring birds, the Hawkesbury River and fishing by night, just picked me up and took me with them: the word that comes to my mind for the interplay of real birds, the real river and what the poet's mind makes of them is 'charming', as in having magical force. ( )
  shawjonathan | Jul 1, 2007 |
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Poetry. Robert Adamson has long been recognized as one of Australia's major poets, from his early writing as a poet maudit in Sydney through twenty books of verse and prose. In THE GOLDFINCHES OF BAGHDAD, he explores the landscape of the Hawkesbury River, sounding its waters and wildlife for psychological resonances. As Robert Creeley writes, "Robert Adamson is that rare instance of a poet who can touch all the world and yet stay particular, local to the body he's been given in a literal time and place. He is as deft and resourceful a craftsman as exists, and his poems move with a clarity and ease I find unique."

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