Librarians Review the Premier’s 21: Poetry

Every day this week we’ll be publishing reviews of each of the Premier’s 21 titles shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. These reviews are not written by professional reviewers though - they’re written by librarians from across the state. Today, we’re publishing reviews of the three nominees for the CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry: Claire Potter’s Swallow, Libby Hart’s This Floating World and Cate Kennedy’s The Taste of River Water. The reviews have been written by Debra Trayler of Casey-Cardinia Libraries, Leonie Clark of Eastern Regional Libraries and Emma Bruty of Darebin Libraries, respectively.

If you’ve read any of the Premier’s 21 titles, we’d like to hear from you too: leave us a snapshot of what you thought of the book, or vote for the book you think should win the overall prize and it might just win the People’s Choice award on awards night, Tuesday, 6 September.

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