reviews of Poems for a Dead Father
media responses & other news
The Weekend Australian
Australian Book Review
What Goodfellow has given us is a robust insight into the vital dynamic of life: Love. Is there a better gift?
The Sunday Tasmanian
…he writes poetry that challenges, evokes, entertains, and yet can move the more sensitive to tears.
I have always liked Geoff’s poems, especially his aggressive working-class celebrations with their hearty irreverence and their understanding of how language can pull you in, holus bolus.
Dr Thomas Shapcott
Good Weekend Magazine
Goodfellow’s self- narrative that winds through his text, his humour and eye for detail, make this rough elegiac cycle powerful.
The Courier Mail
I loved reading it a second time, and will return to it again, and again. I believe that it will appeal to senior students, both girls and boys, because its tough as well as sensitive…