Seamlessly through the Quatrains

Janet Kenny, This Way to the Exit (White Violet Press, 2012), 65 pages, US$14 This Way to the Exit is Janet Kenny’s first full-length collection of poems. Kenny is une femme d’un certain age, a New Zealander who made her way as a mezzo soprano in England and as a political activist in Sydney. She and her sweetheart (now of fifty-six years commitment) made their way to Australia in 1970, then north to Hervey Bay in Queensland seven years ago. She only turned the full powers of her attention to writing verse twelve years ago, and it has been my…

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