The poems in this collection impress with their truth, beauty and craft. Compelling subjects are dealt with strongly yet delicately, while history is exposed to personal scrutiny, and made intimate. Cultures and landscapes are woven with new-found connections, nudging us to look at ourselves from a questioning angle – and exult in the vision.
Read the launch speech by Chris Wallace-Crabbe, including two poems from the collection here.
Praise for Gateway to the Sphinx:
‘What we have here is dazzlingly entertaining. A series of virtuoso verses that one can only applaud. Were Einstein alive today, I feel he would delight in this book.’ —Phillip Adams, ABC Radio National
‘Tony Page goes where no other poet has been, enthroning science among the Muses with mind-stretching imaginings.’ —John Carey, Merton Professor of English, Oxford
To read the review by Geoff Page in The Australian, click here.
Read the Poets United review here.
Dennis Haskell writes of Dawn the Proof: ‘Space and time have a vastness that dwarfs the human, but humans are consequential because they provide consciousness’. Read his review in the Australian Book Review here.
About the poet:
Tony Page’s most recent publication, Who Killed Caravaggio? was released by Picaro Press in 2015. First active on the Melbourne poetry scene in the 1980s, he has since read his work at the Edinburgh Arts Festival, the Venice Conference on Commonwealth Literature, Shakespeare & Co. in Paris, plus venues in the USA. As a theatre director, he has mounted amateur productions of Shakespeare, Beckett and Brecht, among others, in addition to writing and collaborating with student groups. For twenty years, he worked in Thailand and Malaysia, but now lives in Australia.