Undercoat: Poems about Paintings


The poems in Undercoat contemplate painting as process, painting as storytelling, painting as mystery – visual art transfigured through the precision of a poet’s ear. The work is notable for vivid descriptions and adroit conjurings of texture and colour. There’s also a vein of old-school Australiana – shandies, black-and-white TVs, laminex tables. The writing is by turns lyrical, rackety, elegiac. Permeating the collection is a warm humour and a deep respect for all things: ‘Even horses deserve memorial. Even stones.’
Tricia Dearborn

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Undercoat | Virtual Gallery

ISBN 978-0-6450449-4-2

Softcover book of 49 pages or downloadable pdf

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Weight .110 kg
Dimensions 148 × 210 mm

PDF (downloadable after checkout), Soft cover book (posted)


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