Poetry. SEANCES, composed between 1993 and 1997, represents the first full-length collection of poetry from Sydney-born writer Louis Armand. Compared favorably to French poet Yves Bonnefoy, Armand has attracted growing attention from editors and the reading public alike, especially in his native Australia. "Armand pursues the complex challenges language poses and his own language is luminous and original, both in structure and in poetic form...a superb collection..."--John Millett. "There is something glittering in this poetry, there are accurate and sometimes surprising images and intensive feelings: this is a very frank poetry"--Miroslav Holub. "The success of this collection is its collectedness; each poem is truly in conversation (albeit a nonlinear, often obscure one) with another"--Sandra Miller. "Armand is one of these rare poets, Australian or not, to whom the poem exists purely as an organic geography, terrain to be discovered and spelunked and climbed and sunk into and conquered"--The Boston Review.