New Selected Poems

by Philip Hodgins

ISBN 1 875989 75 7


Publication date: September 2000



Philip Hodgins' untimely death in 1995 was a sad loss for Australian poetry. Hodgins had already been recognised by his peers during his lifetime as a poet of extraordinary talent. But, although we have been deprived of whatever he might have produced had he lived, the work he left behind comprises a major contribution to our literature.

[His] poems are as urgent and accessible as headlines, though infinitely more beautiful. And you have to love a bloke whose favourite word was 'paddock'.
Phillip Adams, Weekend Australian

He is a leading poet in any terms.
Les Murray

Hodgins is a painter, akin to Fred Williams or even Streeton further back he makes his landscapes move or shimmer in the imagination.
Geoff Page


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