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Denise O’Hagan reviews ‘thesholds’ by Philip Radmall 

Published in Compulsive Reader 13 Jan. 2023 The idea of poets situating themselves in the realm of the liminal and navigating the often ambiguous transition between states is not new, but remains powerful. ‘Poetry,’ wrote Heaney back in 1988, ‘is more a threshold than a path, one constantly approached and constantly departed from, at which …

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Denise O’Hagan reviews ‘A Triptych of Birds and A Few Loose Feathers’ by Pratibha Castle

A Triptych of Birds and A Few Loose Feathers by Pratibha Castle, Hedgehog Poetry Press 2022 Originally published in the Rochford Street Review, 5 September 2022.  If you picked up this debut collection with its elegant, slightly teasing cover depicting three artfully placed feathers, you’d be forgiven for thinking A Triptych of Birds and A Few Loose …

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Denise O’Hagan essay: Poetry – what’s the point of that?

Posted on 1 July, 2022 at Australian Classical Education Society. As a poet and editor, this is a sentiment I’ve heard expressed more than once, albeit less bluntly. And I can’t help thinking that it’s a very modern question: our twenty-first century world increasingly values those activities which can be linked to tangible and financially …

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Denise O’Hagan launches ‘The Density of Compact Bone’ by Magdalena Ball

Originally Published in the Rochford Street Review, 19 April 2022. The Density of Compact Bone by Magdalena Ball Ginninderra Press 2021. Launch speech for a Launch that Never Was. Unfortunately the Sydney launch of The Density of Compact Bone was impacted by COVID, Rochford Street Review is able to finally publish Denise O’Hagan’s speech which would have launched the collection.  …

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