Judith Kazantzis is an established poet with 11 volumes of poetry to her name. Her themes range widely from the political and ecological to the domestic and intimate. Her poems can be short, intensely lyrical and highly condensed. They often concern the experience of love. Some are deeply personal; others work through the great art of retelling. In the poems around Homer’s Odysseus, for example, she recreates both the gnawing loss of Calypso and the strong fidelity of Penelope.

Judith Kazantzis herself writes: “I have no rule but to be free to write what I feel or think, both being one in ...


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