Jaya Savige at Times Literary Supplement calls PACIFIC LIGHT by David Mason “a home-seeking voice, lured by the Pacific”

In Pacific Light, David Mason’s eighth collection of poems, we find the former Poet Laureate of Colorado newly settled in Tasmania, weighing the “titanic volumes of air” between “here and Patagonia” (“The Air in Tasmania”). In “On the Shelf”, which opens the new volume, the moulted skin of an Australian huntsman spider sparks recognition of a kindred sloughing.