The advance copies of our Summer Selections have almost all arrived in our office! We hope you're all eagerly anticipating your mail-outs, which should be with you midway through next month. Our full members will be receiving Vahni Capildeo's Venus as a Bear
, our Summer Choice. In the upcoming edition of the PBS Bulletin,
our selectors praise the poet's 'characteristic verbal and intellectual voracity'. Venus as a Bear
might be described as a curio - it is an intriguing, eclectic collection deftly moving from subject to subject.
also features write-ups on a wide range of further selections. These include two Special Commendations - The Wound
by John Kinsella and Return of the Gift
by Michael O'Neill. Our Summer Pamphlet it Mary Jean Chan's A Hurry of English
. Anthony Anaxagorou selects Wild Card Isn't Forever
by Amy Key, and Sam Buchan-Watts selects our student prize winners, whose poems are also included. In short, this issue is packed full of a wonderful and diverse range of poetry, and we hope you enjoy reading through the selections!