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.
'Sue Cook’s wry voice captures the moment with simplicity and reimages the ordinary with freshness, wit and profound sympathy. The familiar is made fresh as her characters shuffle through a landscape seeking sanctuary. This collection deserves "a tsunami of applause".' - Rory Harris
‘Under a bright Australian sun, the fascinating tale of a European life comes to light. In a sequence of incisive poems, Belinda Broughton narrates the voice of Ervin Janek – Hungarian artist and poet, son of a nun and ‘a certain Jewish man’ – who makes his ‘own path’ out of abandonment and poverty, through streets where he can hold his own against cheats and bullies, and into the wider world of exotic experience.' - Kate Deller-Evans