Littoral Days. "The Sleep of a Learning Man" by Anthony Lawrence. [review]
"The Sleep of a Learning Man" seems an intensification of what has gone before in Lawrence's career (for instance, in his previous volume, "Skinned by Light") rather than a new departure, although the autobiographical burden is more overt. Lawrence has crept up on the audience for Australian poetry. He is now one of the most assured and challenging of our poets. This volume is a testament to craft skills at the service of a relentless self-questioning.