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Water Mirrors

This collection of poems by Nicholas Powell was inspired by his 'enchanting and disorientating' experience of moving to Finland.


Water Mirrors was inspired by the author Nicholas Powell’s ‘enchanting and disorientating’ experience of moving to Finland. His poems circle intimacy, illusions, and the task of reconciling the many facets of experience. It is concerned with fluctuating perceptions, and with the relationship of language to meaning and aesthetics. Subjects range from the personal to the political, to art and nature. Tonally, it is by turns stark, playful, tender and ironic.

Nicholas Powell

Nicholas Powell

Nicholas Powell was born in Armidale, New South Wales. In 2007 he was awarded a Young Australian Poets Fellowship, and a chapbook, Of Fallen Myth, was published by the Poets Union. Later that year he relocated to Finland, where he lived for three years, and where many of the poems in Water Mirrors were written. He divides his time between Finland and Australia.