This collection travels well, from the author’s engagement with science as a medical practitioner to her appreciation of and penetration into the issues facing contemporary Jews and the State of Israel and the experiences faced by migrants to Australia.
A mix of historic and contemporary social commentary, this collection dares the reader to think about issues that matter. One of the judges commented: “I like the risks this author takes with language and the depth of social commentary. This is poetry with something to say. Unlike many poetry collections that live on the surface of things, here we can penetrate to the sub-text. Also good sense of the dramatic and use of closure.” – IP Picks 2010 Judges’ Report