Author(s): Brendan Ryan
Travelling Through the Family brings rural Australia to life through a clear-eyed and provocative vision of the way the land and our treatment of animals moulds the people who work with them. Family, its histories, inheritances and bonds form a powerful core to the collection. There are homages to fathers and daughters as well as self-portraits where the influence of a country upbringing is rendered in sobering, resonant style. Travelling Through the Family is an assured and beautifully crafted new book from one of Australia's finest contemporary poets.