I reviewed a new poetry book by Australian poet and Sydney contemporary Les Wicks. It’s published by Communion, the journal of Walleah Press. Les Wicks’ fifteenth collection Belief dives into what belief might be, and how to attach a positive value to beliefs. Why is it that with all the knowledge available so many of us cannot act for the good of the planet, or even for the good of ourselves? But readers won’t find definitive answers or ideological solutions here. The book is not cynical, rather it is sceptical in the philosophical sense that knowledge is uncertain, especially the knowledge the body and desire carries with it.

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