Colleen Keating / Hildegard of Bingen: A poetic journey
‘Colleen Keating brings to this impressive collection some very fine, positively Hildegardian qualities - a robust earthiness, an inner strength, a passion for justice and a fiery light.’ - Dr Mary O’Connell
Bernadette Anderson / Neapolitan Skies
'Neapolitan Skies is a stunning collection of intelligent, observant and emotive poetry.' - Jude Aquilina
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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