Two books of poetry by Melinda Smith

Drag Down to Unlock or Place an Emergency Call by Melinda Smith Pitt Street Poetry, 2013, 70 pages, $25 First … Then … : Poems from Planet Autism by Melinda Smith Ginninderra Press, 2012, 45 pages, $17.50   Despite its central position in the lives of all of us, motherhood has never been a popular subject among serious poets. Or perhaps it has simply not been popular among those people, usually men, who have traditionally chosen the poems that are to be published. Judith Wright’s better-known works include poems such as “Woman to Child”. Yet, certainly when compared with Melinda…

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