In her long-awaited debut collection, Holly Isemonger, engages, pulls apart, and ingeniously reassembles our language to surprising, ingenious ends. Despite the formal innovation there is nothing cold or dry about this collection: it is funny and sad, biting and wrenching, immediate and tender.
These poems are excursions which incorporate both the communal and the deeply personal. If they are ‘experimental’, then they are experiments from the heart. Isemonger’s work is irreverent, never boring, always buffered by exquisite sensibility, style and form. Greatest Hit is a stunning and highly anticipated debut by the winner of the Judith Wright Poetry Prize.