Anne M. Carson / Two Green Parrots
Anne M. Carson’s poems affirm human culture and values in the face of implacable realties. Beauty and suffering are skilfully interwoven to create poems with the meditative power to move and sustain.
Decima Wraxall / Bloom
Decima Wraxall’s poems mirror moods of the natural world and humanity in a rich diversity of themes and settings.
Michelle Farran / Annus Poeticus: a year in verse
In 2015, I set myself the challenge of composing a poem each day for the calendar year, so I wrote 365 poems in 365 days.
Elizabeth Goodsir / It Can Take Till Now
'I recommend this rich and welcoming experience to all lovers of life and family.’ - Aurora Hammond BSocWk, MA Psych
Karen Throssell / The Dialectics of Rain
In this, her fifth poetry collection, Karen Throssell revisits similar links between the intensely domestic/ personal and the broader social and political worlds.
J V Birch / more than here
‘J V Birch’s poetry can be read anywhere and in any mood. Her focus shifts between the intimacy of familial and romantic relationships, and a journalling of global travel. Her poems are short and modular, full of potency, and with a lively curiosity for extracting the essence from each of her experiences.’ - Jules Leigh Koch
Andrew Drake / Beauty in the Darkness
'Beauty in the Darkness will resonate long after reading - and perhaps save lives - by reminding us of the importance of being understanding and kind to our fellow humans.' - Jude Aquilina
John Watson / Gosse Bluff & His Circle
From the meteor crater in Australia’s north-west to the fashionable Galleria in Rowe Street, Sydney, Gosse steps out in mid-century. Sydney, i
Richard Bell / Such Sweet Sorrow
'In raw honesty and occasional buffering irony, with unconventional images that startle the reader into fresh acts of perception, this poetry illuminates an intimate journey that touched me with both its universality for all mortal beings and with the ultimate particularity that distinguishes each shared life from all others.' - Robert A. Neimeyer
Jill Gloyne / Out of the Ashes
'Jill Gloyne’s life in regional Australia ensures authentic and memorable rural characters and settings. Join her on this journey of transformation, a rough ride for Jim McFarlane but a rewarding one for lovers of language and genuine stories.’ - Jude Aquilina
Sarah Tiffen / The Light Breaks Open: Tales of a different dreaming
Sarah Tiffen’s third book of poetry is full of the sensual imagery and textured observations for which she is becoming known.
Sarah Tiffen / Mythica
Representing a development of the writer’s craft, there is much in this volume to compel, challenge and uplift, as the reader will again take a journey into the heart, and share the love of language and of the country in evocative imagery.
Sarah Tiffen / Learning Country: Song Cycles from the Heartland
The ‘songs’ create a beautiful, evocative narrative of this life and these times, which is also timeless. And the reader is acutely aware of the omnipresence of the landscape itself, and nature, as the defining physical and spiritual entity in shaping identity.
Doug Gregory / A Long Way From Essex
‘This is a comprehensive range of everyday, close to the bone poems by Doug Gregory, with sensitivity to other people's difficult lives. They are insightful and compelling.' - Roger Rees
Rosemary Winderlich / Larks, Lanes & Memories
I am a great-grandmother…love children’s minds, ethnicity, the open road, the wind, the sea…technologically challenged, not ageing gracefully…a compulsive student whose messy mind overflows in poetry and thankful to my Lord for all He’s given me.
Sarah Tiffen / The Dark Heart
The stories in these poems are all true and all come from that land between the three rivers - far western New South Wales - where my ancestors too lie buried.
Rosalee Kiely / Creature
‘What Rosalee Kiely has garnered from American poets - Cohen, Rich - is pure gain. But what this poet gives of herself in Creature is more surprising - movement among landscapes, life as encounters and discovery, a voice rapid and flexible. Answers that are questioning, an alertness bared to life’s every gust and flicker.’ - Judith Rodriguez
Sam Duncan / In the Land of Every Animal
A collection of exuberantly comic verses about a magical kingdom in which live a variety of birds and animals. Vividly illustrated by a talented new artist, Grace Wilson. Ideal for reading aloud to young children.
Graeme Hetherington / An Inherited Epic of Gilgamesh: A poetic memoir dedicated to James McAuley
In this, his seventh book of poetry, written over a period of more than forty years, Graeme Hetherington explores how his friendship with James McAuley has parallels with that of Gilgamesh and Enkidu in the ancient Mesopotamian epic.
Colleen Moyne / Time Like Coins
'This collection shows the depth and wisdom that can come with maturity and honesty, and I strongly recommend the reading of this book as a fine example of what can come with further musing on life's experiences.' - Carolyn Cordon