Very sad to hear of Rosemary’s passing: obituary Rosemary Raiche
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“For those who know Rosemary Raiche only as a poet or only as an artist, The Link Road will come as a wonderful surprise. Here she combines words and images to produce something that is much greater than the sum of both halves.
“Rosemary’s love of animals, sensitive perceptions of the natural world and meditations on the human condition come to us through the vivid colours and subtle contours of her art, perfectly matched with her poetic deployments of word, image and line. This is a gem of a book, one to treasure and reread.”
– Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM
Rosemary Raiche has exhibited paintings in Australia and New York, and been anthologised in various publications.
She is “a poet and artist whose exceptional insight into the nature of things is given voice and expression in this most attractive collection.
Her visual works display delight in human and animal forms, and the colours and textures of nature. They display a mind attuned to the best productions of human hands and the finest welcomes people extend to each other.
Her poems, as subtle and masterful as the drawings and portraits she employs in this volume, reinforce the skill and sympathies revealed to her readers in Southerly and other publications. Astute and subtle expression is her hallmark, in poems that celebrate, mourn or excoriate. The gamut of feeling is here, along with lines and images that resound.” – Michael Sharkey