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Vanishing Point

Winner of the 2008 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.

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The moon’s face removes itself behind cloud’s purdah, the way you must move, ethical, with what has lodged, and what is to come, fabricated into glitter.

Opening with a surreal vision of creativity and mourning, Vanishing Point returns to flakes of desire, memory and dreams. Felicity Plunkett is the winner of the 2008 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for Best Emerging Poet for this dynamic collection, which traces currents of eroticism and the imagination, charting the skeleton of feeling and the blood of beginnings.

Felicity Plunkett

Felicity Plunkett

Felicity Plunkett is a Sydney poet and critic, whose latest collection in A Kinder Sea (2020). Her first book, Vanishing Point(UQP, 2009), won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for several other awards. She has a chapbook, Seastrands, in Vagabond Press’s Rare Objects series and is the editor of Thirty Australian Poets (UQP, 2011). She has a PhD from the University of Sydney and is a widely published essayist and reviewer. Felicity was the recipient of Australian Book Review’s 2019 Patrons’ Fellowship.