On Tracy Ryan's Jazz Tango: "... an attractively moody and allusive piece of writing." The Canberra Times On Hothouse: "Tracy Ryan writes pungent, slightly riddling meditations, which tend to cluster around the experience of belonging, or - more often - not belonging." The West Australian Of Jazz Tango: "Tracy Ryan has not only a fantastic story-telling style but an amazing insight into the core of the human interior with all its fears and possibilities. She also understands social class ..." -- Susan Holmes Overland On John Kinsella's Grappling Eros: "... gritty, confrontational, and starkly erotic, sometimes almost pornographic stories, in which there are, too, pieces of real poetry and tenderness." -- David Brooks On John Kinsella's Grappling Eros: "Here 'literature is not innocent' and has no intention whatsoever of pleading so." -- Kathleen Mary Fallon
About the Author
John Kinsella is the author of over twenty books, including The Hunt (Bloodaxe, 1998) The Undertow: New & Selected Poems (Arc, UK), Visitants (Bloodaxe, 1999), and Wheatlands (2000). He is editor of the literary journal Salt, consultant editor of Westerly, and international editor of The Kenyon Review. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, Adjunct Professor to Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, and the 2001 Richard L. Thomas Professor of Writing at Kenyon College. Tracy Ryan has published four full-length collections of poetry, most recently Hothouse (FACP, 2002), as well as two novels, Vamp (FACP, 1994) and Jazz Tango (FACP, 2002). She has worked as a poetry editor for various literary magazines, as a reviewer, and in teaching - in Cambridge, UK, where she was a Judith E. Wilson Junior Visiting Fellow in 1998, and at several universities in Australia. She is also interested in foreign-language learning and literary translation.