The Alchemy of Poetry


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Dr Elizabeth Guy is a full time writer and a part time tutor and education consultant. She has been reading, writing and teaching Literature for the past 30 years. She was awarded a PhD from the University of Sydney (The Poetics of the Nation State) in 2001. Elizabeth has worked in Sydney, NSW at tertiary and secondary levels and Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. She has also studied and tutored at the University of Stirling, Scotland, the University of the South Pacific, Fiji and the University of Santiago, Chile.


The Alchemy of Poetry by Elizabeth Guy successfully identifies the ways in which poetry transforms words into a life of their own. This is a superb poetry anthology. Elizabeth Guy is original, meticulous and provocative in her writing of poetry and it is through her intelligence and talent that poetry has come alive for her readers.Elizabeth Williamson (Educator & Academic) If there is a deep forbidden corner in which sits the heights and depths of life - her book, The Alchemy of Poetry, will be there. In other words, Elizabeth Guy is fearless. Dr Susan Britton (University Educator) Elizabeth Guy's analysis of ekphrastic poetry in The Alchemy of Poetry evokes and inspires; she articulates nuanced and complex poetic meaning that is embedded in visual codes. And it is this which becomes our own sense of wonder. Monica Boardman (Artist & Influencer) Passionate about literature, written expression, and sharing worlds and viewpoints through text, Elizabeth Guy's The Alchemy of Poetry is an engaging and creative read. Her analysis of poetry invites readers to explore the world from different perspectives. Elizabeth Alotta (Author, Researcher & Academic) Elizabeth Guy's fierce intellect in The Alchemy of Poetry makes complex concepts accessible for her readers. Her deep love of literature and art is underpinned by a comprehensive understanding of a breadth of contextual factors across time periods and cultures.Debra Clarke (Historian & Reader) So, go buy a copy of The Alchemy of Poetry - it begins that conversation between yourself and poetry, a conversation that will go on well after you have put the book down! Christopher Chevalier (Reviewer & Blogger)

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