Running with Light

Luke Davies
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Running with Light is a magnificent collection of poetry by Luke Davies, author of Candy.

With his collection Absolute Event Horizon and the novel Candy, Luke Davies has quickly established himself as one of Australia's most thoughtful and unflinching writers. Running With Light sees him delivering on the promise of his earlier work, as well as branching out in rich new directions, as he wrestles vigorously with ways of appreciating the physical and emotional worlds in all their complexity.

Balancing on the dividing line between the colloquial and the formal, Davies presents himself and the universe around him in a way that makes the familiar disconcertingly foreign, and the foreign strangely familiar. In doing so, he causes us to look again at the world and ourselves through surprising, provoking filters.

Confronting in its exploration of love, mortality and our aloneness, Running With Light is a volume that encourages us to engage with the sanctity of our elemental surroundings, and to recognize ourselves there.

Author bio:

Luke Davies was born in Sydney in 1962. He has worked variously as a teacher, journalist and script editor. His first novel Candy, was a critical and sales success.

Category: Poetry
ISBN: 9781865080123
Awards: Winner The Judith Wright Calanthe Award for Poetry 2000 AU
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: February 1999
Page Extent: 120
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Poetry