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The Common Flesh is Alison Croggon's third full-length collection of poetry. It is a compelling work in which the often very personal subject-matter of the poems is expressed, as the poet says, "to create a quality of tension between raw emotional immediacy and a formal poetic aesthetic...". With their structural delicacy, emotional impact and archetypal resonances, these are powerful and enduring poems.
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"Alison Croggon... is one of the most assured of a new generation of Australian poets." A Readers' Guide To Contemporary Australian Poetry; "Often shifting and allusive, her poems can convey the 'strangeness of dream'... She can slip in and out of styles as readily as an amphibian slips from land to water." Australian Book Review"