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Elizabeth Heritage reviews Diana Bridge, Mary Cresswell and Natasha Dennerstein for Landfall Review Online

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Elizabeth Heritage

In the Supplementary Garden by Diana Bridge (Cold Hub Press, 2016), 192 pp., $39.95; Fish Stories by Mary Cresswell (Canterbury University Press, 2015), 132 pp., $25; Anatomize by Natasha Dennerstein (Norfolk Press, 2015), 74 pp., US$14.95

I’m not sure what the technical term is for when a poem hits you in the brain; when you read a particular phrase and your whole mind stops and goes: ‘… huh’. And it’s like the light on a square moves, and you realise it’s actually a cube. Whatever that is, Diana Bridge does it. A lot. From ‘A book of screens’:

She celebrates herself

in an arc of tea …

(Ever since I read that, each time I pour out a cup of tea, I think: I am celebrating myself.)

 

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