The November/December issue of Boston Review includes an enthusiastic review by Cal Bedient of William Fuller’s Hallucination. It concludes, “Books of the caliber of Hallucination come along rarely. Books that both puzzle and dazzle at first, then prove better and better with each re-reading. Books with a passion to get the spirit right. Ladies and gentlemen, a masterpiece.” Read the entirety here:
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The Australian poet Robert Adamson has won the prestigious 2011 Patrick White Award. He is the author of twenty-one collections of poetry including The Goldfinches of Baghdad (Flood Editions). The annual award, currently worth $18,000 AUD, was established by Patrick White with the proceeds of his 1973 Nobel Prize for Literature to acknowledge writers who have made a significant contribution to Australian literature. Writers are automatically eligible without the necessity for submissions. On winning the Patrick White Award, Adamson said: “I am thrilled to be part of White’s marvellous legacy in the company of previous winners like Christina Stead, Gwen Harwood and Randolph Stow.”
The new issue of Chicago Review (56:2/3) includes a thoughtful review by Dustin Simpson of Merrill Gilfillan’s The Bark of the Dog (poems) and The Warbler Road (essays). The review can be read online here. The issue also contains an essay by Charles Alteri on Jennifer Moxley’s Clampdown (along with Juliana Spahr), and poems by William Fuller and Tom Pickard. Come to think of it, we recommend subscribing.