The Jaguar (Paperback)

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With electrifying boldness, Holland-Batt confronts what it means to be mortal in an astonishing and deeply humane portrait of a father’s Parkinson’s Disease, and a daughter forged by grief. Opening and closing with startling elegies set in the charged moments before and after a death, and fearlessly probing the body’s animal endurance, appetites and metamorphoses, The Jaguar is marked by Holland-Batt’s lyric intensity and linguistic mastery, along with a stark new clarity of voice. Here, Holland-Batt is at her most exacting and uncompromising: these ferociously intelligent, insistent poems refuse to look away, and challenge us to view ruthless witness as a form of love. The Jaguar is an indelible collection by a poet at the height of her powers.

About the Author

Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet, editor and critic, and Professor of Creative Writing and Literary Studies at QUT. Her first book, Aria, was the recipient of a number of national literary awards, including the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Anne Elder Award. Her second book, The Hazards, won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize. She is presently the Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780702265501
ISBN-10: 0702265500
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publication Date: May 21st, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English