Praise for Border Security:
With each change of poetic clothes, at each moment, [Dawe] displays us ironically, satirically, good-humouredly to ourselves, with a warmth and sadness for humanity’s follies.
THEA ASTLEY, THREE AUSTRALIAN WRITERS
Bruce Dawe is that rare phenomenon, a natural poet with a superlative feeling for language.
GEOFFREY LEHMANN, THE BULLETIN
…in him we have an individual and passionately perceptive writer whose work has already assumed its proper territory and whose terms are directed from the heart as well as the mind.
JUDITH WRIGHT, POETRY NO. 4