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Published 1 October 1990 in Volume 14 No. 4.
Cite as: Porter, Peter. ‘Markers to the Millennium : Thomas Shapcott’s Poetry: A Retrospective.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 14, no. 4, 1990. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.2e69f08857.
There is a quality of indirection and resistance - perhaps a reflection of the work's agonistic nature - which makes Thomas Shapcott's poetry a challenge. One of the most sustained considerations of Shapcott's poetry to date is Livia Dobrez's discussion…