Solitude, solace, consolation - sun it its onlyness' - are some of the motifs that play through Andrew Johnston's marvellous new collection, illuminating with humour and curiosity the ways we link language, loss, history and memory. At the heart of Sol are two major poems. 'Les Baillessats' is a relaxed, sun-filled poem to his newborn son. 'The Sunflower', an elegy for his father, is a technically dazzling double sestina, and a grave extended meditation on death, family and religious faith and was recently published in The Listener.
Publisher: Victoria University Press