Belinda Rule’s chapbook, The Things the Mind Sees Happen, was commended in the Anne Elder Award 2019. Hyperbole is her first full-length collection. She lives in Melbourne, where she has been a history academic and a university administrator, and now works for a medical college. Her work has appeared widely in Australia, the UK and the US over many years.
Hyperbole, Belinda Rule’s debut full length collection, contains the poems from the 2019 Anne-Elder-commended chapbook, The Things the Mind Sees Happen, as well as a careful selection of previous work spanning the past ten years. These are tender, funny poems about family estrangement, sexual violence, ageing and death.