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In Lucky Country, Gail Holst-Warhaft shifts her focus from Greece, where so many of her poems and other writings have been set, to Australia and to her own family. Several poems are about her father, who came from the slums of London to make his fortune in what was called, in those days, "The Lucky Country." Others are about her great grandmother, her grandfather, and her mother. Poems set in Ithaca, New York, where she has lived for nearly forty years, reveal the poet's love of the landscape surrounding her. The volume ends with set of poems dedicated to the memory of Holst-Warhaft's mentor and friend, the brilliant British poet, critic, and literary biographer, Jon Stallworthy.