With one previous credit to her name for a volume in the late 1980s, Rachel Munro (1953-) has been diligently ‘ploughing her own field’ in Australian poetry for decades. Her verse is keenly observed and shot through with wry quips and wryer subtlety. Munro’s is a brave voice but not overbearing, rather it takes courage in its stride, something perhaps owing to the poet’s recent battle with leukemia. She is donating her royalties from sales of the volume to the Leukemia Foundation.
Indigo Morning by Rachel Munro – $21.95