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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Tiny Museums
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'Praise for The Tiny Museums

'This richly imagined and sensuous collection understands human longing. It vividly conjures childhood, and presents adulthood as a series of sometimes haunted negotiations between past and present. A number of poems also conjure dynamic visions of works of art. For Carolyn Abbs, apprehending the world is often a matter of seeing and touching what she knows. She addresses deep issues through making complex linguistic textures and evoking intimate poetic registers. PAUL HETHERINGTON

'Carolyn Abbs deftly creates the world of her book through a phenomenological approach. Elegant layers of textures, colours, sounds and movement invite the reader into numerous exchanges between the past and the present. In this way, her sensibility is painterly but it’s a Northern light in her poems reminiscent of the crisp mysteries of a Vermeer painting. Abbs’s poems dealing with family grief are centrepieces of the book and admirable in their ability to move the reader without overt sentimentality. Along with a skilled attentiveness to the ways in which sound moves through a line, this beautifully modulated emotional intelligence is a very great strength of her poetry. Via The Tiny Museums she bestows on her readers ‘a kind of overgrown underground’. LUCY DOUGAN' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents, Alexander (Alec) and Betty McClair

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 128p.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2017

      ISBN: 9781742589541
      Series: y separately published work icon UWAP Poetry Club Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016- 10166627 2016 series - publisher poetry

Works about this Work

Helen Hagemann Reviews The Tiny Museums by Carolyn Abbs Helen Hagemann , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2019;

— Review of The Tiny Museums Carolyn Abbs , 2017 selected work poetry
Three Snapshots from UWA – The Criminal Re-Register, Ross Gibson; The Tiny Museums, Carolyn Abbs; Hush: A Fugue, Dominique Hecq Caren Florance , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 15 2018;

— Review of The Criminal Re-Register Ross Gibson , 2017 selected work poetry ; Hush : A Fugue Dominique Hecq , 2017 selected work poetry ; The Tiny Museums Carolyn Abbs , 2017 selected work poetry
Confessional Intensity Joan Fleming , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 401 2018; (p. 40-41)

'The classic lyric preoccupation with interiority, and how internal life touches and changes the outside world, finds expression in two recent collections of poetry: Fiona Wright’s Domestic Interior and Carolyn Abbs’s The Tiny Museums. In both collections, the speakers draw the shapes of their internal furniture, while building monuments to the intimate scenes and common spaces that define them.' (Introduction)

Three Snapshots from UWA – The Criminal Re-Register, Ross Gibson; The Tiny Museums, Carolyn Abbs; Hush: A Fugue, Dominique Hecq Caren Florance , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 15 2018;

— Review of The Criminal Re-Register Ross Gibson , 2017 selected work poetry ; Hush : A Fugue Dominique Hecq , 2017 selected work poetry ; The Tiny Museums Carolyn Abbs , 2017 selected work poetry
Helen Hagemann Reviews The Tiny Museums by Carolyn Abbs Helen Hagemann , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2019;

— Review of The Tiny Museums Carolyn Abbs , 2017 selected work poetry
Confessional Intensity Joan Fleming , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 401 2018; (p. 40-41)

'The classic lyric preoccupation with interiority, and how internal life touches and changes the outside world, finds expression in two recent collections of poetry: Fiona Wright’s Domestic Interior and Carolyn Abbs’s The Tiny Museums. In both collections, the speakers draw the shapes of their internal furniture, while building monuments to the intimate scenes and common spaces that define them.' (Introduction)

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