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Review: Birthday Girl with Possum Brendan Constantine

Brendan Constantine’s talent seems wider than an ocean. He constantly amazes me. I seem to be reading his books in reverse order but, coming to him late, I just want to devour his writing – it delights and moves my soul.

I detect loss in this book quite strongly. We all write from that which we empathise with or feel strongly about, or those feelings that hang around for a while after an event or experience. The metaphors and imagery are unfailingly witty and graphic, sad and vivid. Such a quick mind, such fluid writing. A brilliant mind, sparking in poems fired by electricity.

Chrissie Morris Brady