Andy Jackson’s the thin bridge, published by Whitmore Press in late 2014, has been widely, and extremely favourably, reviewed:
- Peter Kenneally in Cordite: http://cordite.org.au/reviews/kenneally-jackson/
- Simon Patton in Rochford Street Review: http://rochfordstreetreview.com/2015/04/29/questions-ambiguities-bodies-simon-patton-reviews-the-thin-bridge-by-andy-jackson/
- Cameron Lowe in Mascara Literary Review: http://mascarareview.com/cameron-lowe-reviews-the-thin-bridge-by-andy-jackson/
- Geoff Page in The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/australian-poetry-new-works-by-john-kinsella-libby-hart-and-andy-jackson/story-fn9n8gph-1227209342089
- Simon Patton again in Vox Bendigo: http://voxbendigo.com/2014/12/03/review-the-thin-bridge-by-andy-jackson/
- And, Barry Dickens in Arena Magazine, no. 134, where he wrote that the poems are ‘unforgettable like love’, and that ‘It is never so much sadness you receive from the poems but a vindication of words and their part in the body’s downfall. The poems feel like eulogies for people who still breathe and get about in their fashion.’
Dickens went on to add: ‘How much better it feels to read so passionate an anthology instead of putting up with drongo poems published by illiterate publishers’ – of some reassurance to both poet and publisher.
You can also read, in Plumwood Mountain, Kevin Brophy’s review of Andy’s book, based on Kevin’s launch of the thin bridge in September 2014: http://plumwoodmountain.com/kevin-brophy-reviews-the-thin-bridge-by-andy-jackson/
We still have copies of Andy’s brilliant book available – order online from our titles page.