Adrian Flavell / on drowning a rat
Adrian Flavell lives and writes in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. on drowning a rat is his ﬁrst collection of poems.
Adrian Lane / Face to Face
In this sensitive, fresh and varied collection, Adrian Lane celebrates God’s wonderful creation, from the Mediterranean summers of Montenegro to the Arctic blues of Greenland and northern Norway. Yet he is simultaneously frankly alert to the horrors, jealousies and brokenness of this world.
Adrian Lane / Southpaw
In this fresh, open and varied collection, Adrian Lane explores and celebrates life’s reversals and paradoxes. The poems travel through the seasons in a range of hemispheres.
Adrian Rogers / Between Two Hemispheres
Migration has played a large part in Australia’s history and culture since 1788, and in this collection Adrian Rogers reflects on the migrant experience, evoking the northern hemisphere through his knowledge of Ireland and setting it against the reality of modern Australia, thereby highlighting both the differences and similarities between the two hemispheres, seeking in the end to reconcile both.
Adrian Rogers / Music is a River of Life
In this collection, allowing for the inadequacies of language, I have been inspired by the music of twelve composers, from the Middle Ages to our own time.
Adrian Rogers / The Medicine Wheel
The Medicine Wheel turns through each of the eight sections in this collection, with the poems gathered into each part touching on many subjects: nature poems running through the seasons, personality portraits, social concerns.
Adrian Rogers / The Prisoner's Messenger
'…as exciting, intriguing and enjoyable as his previous books.' - Setu
Adrian Rogers / The Sun Behind the Sun
‘…a book to be enjoyed for its own sake, its quality of fine, delicately balanced verses, and the line-by-line artistry of words and rhythms… All of these poems dip into reality and turn it to beautiful music. Only a talented poet can do that.’ - The Write Angle
Adèle Ogiér Jones / Afghanistan - waiting for the bus
Political themes are common in these poems, though more often it is the snapshot of ordinary Afghan people affected by the ongoing war, and the international security assistance forces and international aid agencies which feature.
Adèle Ogiér Jones / Beyond the Blackbird Field
‘Adéle Ogièr Jones takes us on a journey into the shadows of Kosovo struggling in the aftermath of war - trying to make sense of loss and displacement, and learning how to adjust to allow ‘new harmonies’. Her powerful poems make you simultaneously reflective and hopeful through stories only poetry can deliver.’ - Wendy Fleming (Melbourne Poets Union)
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.
Adèle Ogiér Jones / From the Edge of the Pacific
The earliest poems in this collection were written between 1990 and 1995, and others twenty years later. They were written in and for different countries of the South Pacific, including Australia, a bigger island on the edge of the Pacific.
Alice Nunn / Going Down Gordon Brown: with poems by Andrew Mackirdy
In 2006 there were 2.7 million people on Incapacity Benefit and Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, set a target for 1 million of these people to be removed and made to work.
Ali Cobby Eckermann / little bit long time
‘In little bit long time we experience a true poet’s strong and singing voice… She has a tradition of innovators behind her - poets from Oodgeroo Noonuccal to Lionel Fogarty - who also experimented with writing the spoken word and creating new forms. When I first heard Ali read these poems I wanted copies immediately so I could spread the word.’ - Robert Adamson
Amelia Fielden & Noriko Tanaka (editors) / Poems To Wear: from Japan and Australia
'Poems to Wear is a wonderful collection - brilliantly conceived, beautifully written. The editors and translators do the rarest of things: they bring the whole world of dress, fashion and its accessories to life. ' - Patricia Prime, editor of Kokkako
Amelia Fielden (editor) / All You Need Is Love
‘Deceptively simple, the poems in All You Need Is Love touch the whole range of human experience: joy and sadness, pleasure and pain, enlightenment and illusion, love and loneliness. This anthology of tanka reflects the full spectrum of what it means to love, whether it be a partner, a child, a family member, friends, places or one's pet.’ - Patricia Prime, editor of Kokako
Amelia Fielden (editor) / Colouring In: The Four Seasons of Four Poets
'This collection, composed by international friends writing together, is so much more than a series of responsive tanka on a theme. Reading through it, we can share both glimpses of the authors’ lives, and the rhythms of their changing inner and outer landscapes. They daub from a palette of unfolding emotions and experiences to paint superbly crafted and memorable canvases for us to enjoy.' - Marilyn Humbert
Amelia Fielden / These Purple Years
A long while ago, I heard of an old Japanese tradition which associates the colour purple with the seventies, and endorses it as appropriate for wearing by people in that venerable age group.
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
Angela Johnson / Endlessly Passing
"The imagery and sound in Johnson’s landscape pieces such as ‘Embroidery’ and ‘Endlessly Passing’ showcase this poet at her lyrical best." - Lesley Walter