Dominic Kirwan / The Holy Babble
The Holy Babble is a sumptuous feast for the imagination. In this Hieronymus Bosch style drive-through, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny steal the Christ myth. Panty thieves, monkeys chained to word processors, and rebellious talking ants inhabit decrepit fringes of the city of Moralpanik.
John Egan / The Mahogany Ship
Was the Mahogany Ship, first sighted in 1836, half-buried in sand dunes in the south-east of Victoria, the wreck of a Portuguese caravel?
Elaine Barker / See My Feathered Fingers
‘There is a Zen-like stillness in Elaine Barker’s new collection which is always assured in its clear notes. There are new experiences in Asia and a willingness to reference other forms of art, which inspire deep meditation. Her poetry issues an arresting peace.’ - Brian Castro
Catharine Steinberg / Poems from the Cradle of Dreams
These poems have been selected from those written between 2014 and 2018.
Brian Hungerford / She Said She Knew What Side of the Family That Came From
Brian Hungerford is an award winning author and one of the World’s most experienced storytellers, in the oral tradition.
Liz Newton / The Firing Line: A memoir of a family ablaze
The Firing Line is the compelling true story of a girl growing up with her family from the mid-1950s.
Deb Stewart / The White Line of Language
'The maturity of these poems, combined with the poet’s belief in the redemptive power of poetry, is a cause for celebration.’ - Syd Harrex (praise for Shadow Selves)
Christina Houen / This Place You Know
Hay, New South Wales, 1923. Martha, a classics scholar from the coast, comes to teach in a man’s town in the outback. She falls in love with Henry, a local man, and they find their dream place on the river where they raise a family and breed a flock of sheep with fine wool. The unforgiving climate erodes their dreams.
Adèle Ogiér Jones / Counting the Chiperoni
Chiperoni: term for a kind of fog, drizzle rain, experienced in the Shire Highlands of southern Malawi during the cold, dry season; name derived from Mount Chiperone, an isolated mountain peak at the southern extremity of East African mountain ranges, covered with montane forests and surrounded by deciduous woodlands.
James Finlay / Spitting Ink
'This arresting collection reflects a man who has experienced the vicissitudes of a life, analysed them, and refracted them back as art.' - Rob Walker
Derek Mortimer / Vigil & other stories
Some of the tales in Vigil are sad, some are funny, some are both. All are full of humanity and a love for life.
Suzanne Edgar / Catching the Light
Catching the Light is Suzanne Edgar’s fourth collection of poetry. In it, this ‘intelligent, inventive and gifted poet continues her daring discoveries and explorations’ (Les Murray) of both the light and the darker sides of life.
Laurie Brady / Beyond the Pale
This collection of short stories focuses on a variety of unusual but not atypical emotional and lifestyle reactions people experience as a result of guilt, compassion, indiscretion, abuse, jealousy, fantasy, loss, sense of mission, and impending death.
Katherine Buchanan / Leylines
Leylines is Katherine Buchanan’s first book of poetry. It presents a selection of poems that either touch on the physical environment and our impact on it or provide the reader with a glimpse into a less tangible, somewhat ethereal, inner world.
Terry Whitebeach & Gina Mercer (editors) / The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss
In this compelling collection, eighty-nine writers traverse their particular territory of loss and bring back travellers’ tales. Their skilfully crafted accounts are insightful, inspiring, amusing, heart-breaking, resilient and, above all, damn good reading.
Millicent Jones / Don't Chuck Me Out
How ordinary becomes extraordinary when you empty the cupboard and unravel the jottings. Then you will find that all lives are remarkable. Some make you weep more than others, but most are heroic.
Judith E.P. Johnson / Only the Waves: haiku & senryu
Judith E.P. Johnson allows her subjects to breathe new life through her haiku and senryu.
Hugh Crago / All We Need To Know: A Family In Time
This is a family history like no other, focusing squarely on the way that families mysteriously repeat the same patterns of personality and behaviour, generation after generation.
Carolyn Masel / Moorings
This collection brings together Masel’s best work from the last forty years. Jagged and dramatic, these mostly free-verse lyrics direct their taut, plain-speaking voices toward discovery and, sometimes, wisdom.
Lindsey Jane Doley / Here, There and Everywhere: Memoirs of an Air Hostess
‘A perfect peek behind the scenes at what life was really like as an air hostess in the bygone era of the 1970s and 80s. Poignant in places, laugh-out-loud funny in others, this book is a definite must-read.’ - David Blake, London author