The Hazards

Author(s): Sarah Holland-Batt

Poetry

Spanning poems written in the United States, Central America, Europe, and Australia, The Hazards is a dazzling and inventive collection. Opening with a vision of a leveret's agonizing death by myxomatosis and closing with a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, Holland-Batt reflects a predatory world rife with hazards, both real and imagined. Her cosmopolitan poems careen through diverse geographical territory--from haunted postcolonial landscapes in Australia to brutal animal hierarchies in the cloud forests of Nicaragua, the still Danish interiors of Hammershøi and the serial killer stalking Long Island Sound--and engage everywhere with questions of violence and loss, erasure, and extinction. Charged with Holland-Batt's mercurial imagination and swift lyricism, this unsettling and darkly intelligent collection inhabits an uncertain world with a questioning eye and clear mind, unafraid to veer "straight into turbulence."


Product Information

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General Fields

  • : 9780702253591
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : May 2015
  • : 199mm X 131mm X 8mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sarah Holland-Batt
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : A821.4
  • : 112
  • : black & white illustrations