'Aria is a most haunting and impressive debut volume.' --Lyn McCredden, The Sydney Morning Herald
'Aria is one of the most accomplished first volumes I have read in a long time and Holland-Batt is a poet worth taking special note of.'
--Judith Beveridge, The Australian Literary Review
is a joy to read. Holland-Batt appears to be a major poet from the start.'
--Robert Adamson, The Age
From the Back Cover
is one of the most exciting first books of poems I've read in years. The voice is assured, the syntax a live wire. These poems demand attention, and after many readings they are still working their magic. A first book overbrimming with pure imagination and craft.'
- Anthony Lawrence