In her review for The Australian, Rachel Edwards writes:

writing_to_the_wireThis book includes some of the strongest and most interesting poets in the region today, including Michelle Cahill, David Stavanger, John Tranter and Ivy Alvarez. Juan Garrido-Salgado was a political prisoner in Chile and Anna Couani’s grandparents were refugees from Poland.

In the introduction, the editors refer to the cultural amnesia of Australians that has been “functionally and assiduously underwritten by right-wing thinking”. Hannah Arendt is mentioned, too: sadly, her work is becoming more relevant once again. These are poems about the cruelty towards people seeking safety on our shores. It is a book that will mark our times.