Minorphysics (IP, 2003) is my first poetry collection. It won IP’s national award for Best Unpublished Australian Poetry Manuscript, the prize for which was publication.

You’ll find some samples from the book here. Reviewers said:

“Like [Bruce] Dawe, Mitchell finds beauty in the most seemingly mundane subjects.”
Claire Stewart on Cordite Poetry Review.

“By turns wry and moving, Minorphysics is the work of an original.”
Kevin Hart, poet and academic.

“His poetry wears both halo and beanie. This is a must read.”
alicia sometimespoet and Triple R broadcaster.

“Raw, honest, confronting and challenging.”
Paul Grover, editor Studio.

“If poems were nails I would want Paul Mitchell to build my house.”
Kevin Brophy, Professor of Creative Writing, University of Melbourne.

” . . . reminds me of Dorothy Porter . . . They both have a charged Australian voice . . .”
Maurice McNamara in Deadline.

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