Express Media and Australian Poetry are excited to present Pinetorch, the first New Voices Series poetry collection of 2013 from Melbourne poet Ainslee Meredith.
Supported by the Ian Potter Foundation, the New Voices Series will see four outstanding poets across the country mentored by established poets on their way to publishing their first collected works.
Of Ainslee’s debut, mentor Sarah Holland-Batt is full of praise.
“Pinetorch is a brilliant and unnerving debut,” says Holland-Batt. “Crammed with a miscellanea of curious objectsâ€”radium bulbs, trumpeter swans, Undark paintâ€”and executed with skill and verve, these terse, vertiginous poems render the familiar unfamiliar and haunt with their subtle and understated power. Meredith’s vision is cinematic, dark, and utterly new, and Pinetorch marks her as an already accomplished poet of great promise.”