Brink is a collection of 48 contemporary Australian poems by author and barrister Brian Walters.
Gathered under five headings: of Gods and prophets, of the Earth, of storms and skies, of enigmas, and of last things – each group of poems is complemented by a family of full-page images.
The Brink visual journey begins with arresting single images in of Gods and prophets, then land and seascapes by the author for of the Earth. Whimsical-to-dramatic sky scapes appear in of storms and skies, followed by abstract images of suburbia in of enigmas. While images within of last things are the rusting remnants of once cutting-edge 1920s coal-fired technology.
The rich visual setting within Brink complements poems that explore our human existence and the alarming challenge of climate change.
As Bob Brown says in his foreword: ‘Brink is compelling and urgent poetry, evocative and fit for our times.’