Opal - Sue Stanford

Sue Stanford's latest collection Opal (Flat Chat Press, 2006) is loosely structured around the life cycle, and explores many different voices from a small child, to a recently dead old man. The location shifts between Australia, Japan and the UK, and the poetic strategies include use of imagery and shifts of perspective learnt from Japanese genre forms.

Availability: Collected Works Bookshop; Beaumaris Books; Flat Chat Press (email, or the author (

Cost: $20 (plus $5 for handling and postage)