Reviews

Rach Lake Eyre smallI’m going to own this up front  – I am shockingly bad at sending out review copies of my books. It’s strange. Once they are out in the world I’m a little amazed that anyone would want to read them.  However, I’m told that an author website needs a review page. Let no-one say I have a half-arsed author website. Well, just don’t say it to my face.

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“The Quiet Blue World has established Mead as one of the leading contemporary poets in South Australia.” Mike Ladd, producer of ABC Radio National’s Poetica program

“It’s a gem of a collection, one to treasure.” Mag Merrilees, author of The First Week and Fables Queer and Familiar

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“This book of resonant, assured and rewarding poems come from a true connection with a lived place where nature and the human-made habitat intertwine in ways that are not always easy.” Jill Jones, author of The Beautiful Anxiety and Breaking of Days

Alexis Lateef reviewed The Sixth Creek in Cordite Poetry Review

Michael Farrell reviewed The Sixth Creek in The Australian

“Every line of these elegant, wise poems remembers the earth as if it were the beloved.” Mark Tredinnick, author of The Bluewren Cantos and Fire Diary

Sliding Down the Belly of the WorldNP 17 cover

“Rachael Mead plots daily concerns of home and abroad, ranging across the globe in wild imaginative conversations with self and others. In her poems you can bask and be illuminated.” Kate Dellar-Evans, author of Crossed Oars and Coming into the World

“Pissing blood for Lucy Liu” in Breaking Beauty

Breaking Beauty by Midnight Sun Publishing

Cassandra Atherton, in her review of the collection for the  Australian Book Review (Jan-Feb 2015 #368) said, “Humorous rather than realist stories are the most memorable: … Rachael Mead’s paramedical ‘Pissing Blood for Lucy Liu’ (one of) the witty high points.”