A First ACT
These poems have a surface naivety which hides a craftsman's use of language. The words are everyday, the style uncluttered. As an artefact the poems have an opacity about them but they are also transparent inviting the reader to sense the poem's meaning. For Keating a poem needs to be both: it should exist as a unique entity and it should say something. The poems in this collection are both of the mind (exterior) and the heart (interior). The former covers such areas as human relationships, loss, grief, anger, humour, and spiritual insights. The latter deals with the heart and covers aspects of the love-dialogue between the Lover and the Beloved.
- Paperback | 104 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 208.65g
- 16 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Ross Keating
Ross Keating is a poet who lives in Sydney, Australia. His first book, Francis Brabazon Poet of the Silent Word has been described as the definitive biography of the Australian poet who was a disciple-poet of the spiritual Master Meher Baba (1894-1969). The book covers all of Brabazon's writing including his creation of an English ghazal in the 1960's which grew out of his relationship with his Master while living with him in India. A First Act is Keating's first collection of poems. Presently he lectures in Education at a university in Sydney.