The Water Bearer
Water is contained in these poems in many different ways- from the water filling a second-hand cooler in an old farmhouse to ocean riptides and impassive dams; from swimming lessons to paddocks layered with water after rain. From scheme water, pipelines and a countryside in the grip of drought - the water in this collection is a many-sided metaphor. Tracy Ryan's latest collection of poems is full of intimate intensity and clear vision, each poem wrought with consummate skill by 'one of Australia's most gifted poets' (Marion May Campbell).
Tracy Ryan is an award-winning poet born in Western Australia who has also lived in England and the United States. She has worked in libraries, bookselling, editing, and community journalism, and has taught at various universities. Her previous poetry titles with Fremantle Press include The Argument, Fremantle Poets 1- New Poets (editor), Scar Revision, Hothouse, The Willing Eye, Bluebeard in Drag and Killing Delilah. Tracy Ryan is also the author of three novels- Sweet, Jazz Tango and Vamp.