“Jefferies continue to evince a kind of spiritual, slightly mystical openness or suggestibility in a language that is demotic, cool-ly neutral: epiphany with no signs of struggle or effortfulness, no rhetorical war-dance.”
Ken Bolton (“Coalcliff Days”)
“ his lyrics manage to dispel all consciousness of time through the loveliness of their perceptions”
Gary Catalano, Meanjin
“His virtue is elegantly spare, suggestive diction…”
Judith Rodriguez (Hobo)
“…this is poetry that demands to be read aloud.”
Danny Huppatz (Southerly)
“Blood Angels has, above all, an effortless rhythm and economy, and a studied clarity, making it a lucid collection“
Alan Jefferies is a poet and children’s author born and raised in the Redlands.
He started writing in High School and publishing after moving to Sydney in the mid-seventies. Between 1998 and 2007 he lived and worked in Hong Kong where he co-founded (with Mani Rao & Kit Kelen) OutLoud – Hong Kong’s longest running English language poetry reading. He’s published six books of poetry, his most recent being “in the same breath” (Flying Island Books, 2021).
He currently lives in Woolgoolga on the NSW mid-North Coast and is learning the guitar.