I am pleased to see David Gilbey’s excellent review of my friend Elizabeth Allen’s book and mine at Cordite http://cordite.org.au/reviews/gilbey-aitken-allen/2/

Liz Allen

Gilbey writes: “One of the recurring negotiations for the critic – and, I would argue, for the poet – is the difficult business of intimacy: how to inscribe the subjective as both ‘confessional’ (and ‘lyrical’) as well as observational, satirical, evaluative.

These two very different collections from Vagabond Press offer tangential, engaging and verbally sinuous takes on this interplay.”