Alive, passionate and on the move - these poems range through words of wide reading, inner and outer journeying, through both the historic and the personal past and present, the fleshly and the vegetal. Always alert to "terrible Aphrodite" in their swing between blazon and contreblazon, they make "pauses in transit" with great precision of image and feeling. Subtle and confronting at the same time, these are the fruits of a startling talent.
Tracy Ryan, poet, winner of Western Austalian Premier's Book Award
A superb poetic exploitation of the intersections between language, silence and the ineffable. Mags Webster explores proximities and propinquities with devastating intimacy. Nothing to Declare is brilliantly ironic, smuggling nothing and everything across ever shifting borders.
Cassandra Atherton, prose-poet, author of Exhumed
Mags Webster's poetics arises from her want to please our ears. Her hands sculpt the way we listen to her worlds. These poems create a rhythm that's conscious of itself, that seduces us, and sews intimacies that pass over us - we know it - in emptiness.
Nicholas Wong, winner of the Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Mags Webster is a British-born poet living in Australia. Her poems, essays and reviews have been published in journals and anthologies in Australia, Asia and the United States. Her first poetry collection The Weather of Tongues won the 2011 Anne Elder Award.