Author(s): Lisa Gorton
By turns intimate and grand in scale, Gortons new collection of poems features snow domes, storm glasses, museum display cases, an ancestral home and the air-locked rooms of a mythical space hotel: all images which contains worlds within worlds, rooms which open onto other rooms. It is a baroque collection, playing with notions of inward and outward space, constructing its intricate perspectives with a restrained delicacy. The title sequence, Hotel Hyperion, is set in the future, in a space hotel where a collector gathers artefacts for a museum recording the history of space settlement. It also recalls Keats great poem, The Fall of Hyperion. Lisa Gortons first collection Press Release (also published by Giramondo) won the Victorian Premiers Award for Poetry; she is the author of Cloudland, a novel for children, and an essayist and reviewer.