Almanac Poetry: No Straight Lines – Robyn Black




The Footy Almanac welcomes well known Goulburn Valley poet Robyn Black to our website.


Robyn’s collection No Straight Lines is available from Ginninderra Press.



Poet David Kelly writes:


No Straight Lines is a book of warm, but never soggy, poems. It is a book where empathy shines. Robyn Black cares about the outsiders of our society.  She cares about the natural environment as well, but not in a gushy ‘isn’t it lovely’ way.  She appreciates the harshness, the brutality out there.  The poems about her family, dealing with elderly mental deterioration, are especially impressive.  Tightly written, with occasional surprising twists, the poems in No Straight Lines will fly arrow straight into the heart and mind of any reader with half a soul.



Details for the purchase of No Straight Lines can be found  HERE.



More poetry from Almanac Poetry can be read HERE


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  1. Kevin Densley says

    Congrats, Rob!

  2. Thanks for publishing some of your poems with us Robyn. Congratulations on the publication of Straight Lines. I look forward to getting a copy of it.

    Always love how one thing leads to another, and that we have discovered you as a poet in a round about way through The Furphy Literary Award.


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