Winner of the Anne Elder Award

Shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize


"Sensitive, almost fearless ... Libby Hart has crafted a distinctive first collection, she is a confident poet and her poems are a pleasure to read."
Louise Waller

"What sets this collection apart from all those well-intentioned, carefully-crafted, ultimately timid and hollow collections being ferried out of the writing schools is that the poet here seems genuinely caught between one breath and the next, transfixed like a moth in a darkened room ... It is a rare and special gift."
Justin Lowe

"A small but significant collection of poetry that is engaging, thought-provoking, sometimes wryly humourous, and that demands reading and rereading to uncover the delicate nuances hidden so artfully within its language."
Liz Hall-Downs



Fresh News from the Arctic
Interactive Press, Brisbane, 2006
ISBN 9781876819347


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.