'In Leeanne Quinns poetry, both her way of seeing and her way of saying not only draw in the reader but open up and expand that readers experience.
Before You (2012), Quinns impressive first collection, included poems that explored relationships, loss, art, urban life and a sequence prompted by Elizabeth Bishops letters.
Her second is even more assured and its modest title belies its range and power. Those some lives, especially those of dissident, courageous activists Osip and Nadezha Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, Anna Akhmatova, Jakob van Hoddis, are given voice and presence in this compelling collection, in poems that are challenging, allusive and engagingly mysterious Narrative and lyric poems are in counterpoint, as are past and present, now and then, in a beautifully orchestrated collection, and Quinns handling of rhythm and repetition is pitch perfect.' Niall McMonagle
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Date of Publication: 01/10/2020