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Author: Andy Jackson
RRP: $20 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2017-09

‘What use is music your body can’t hold,
that can’t take you from this world?’

Each of these poems is a portrait of someone with or reputed to have had Marfan Syndrome. Many of the poems emerge out of personal interviews, while others are portraits of public figures: Abraham Lincoln, Akhenaten, Mary Queen of Scots , Edith Sitwell, Niccolo Paganini, John Tavener, Sergei Rachmaninov, and Robert Johnson, among others.


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Author: Bonny Cassidy & Jessica L. Wilkinson
RRP: 25.00 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2016-09

Australia has a rich history of feminist poetry but there is no one kind of feminist voice.

Each of the seventy new poems commissioned for this anthology cuts its own path through language. Together, their politics are restless, inextricably tied to the now.


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Author: Joel Deane
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2016-06

‘It is rare and electrifying to read poetry with this much at stake. These poems are ‘written in blood ink’: everywhere charged with terror and longing. This is Joel Deane’s masterwork. Wild, bitter, rapturous, it is his ‘Howl’ and ‘Book of Revelations’. Magnificent!‘ — Lisa Gorton

 


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Author: Liam Ferney
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2016-05

‘Content lampoons and laments the narcissism that accompanies the supposed information age … Ferney’s poems gun their way through a globalised economy with acronyms, diminutives, and inventive linguistic flares.’Gig Ryan

 


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Author: Ann Vickery
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2015-12

‘This is arrestingly incarnated poetry diffused with female luminosity.’— Pam Brown


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Author: Brendan Ryan
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: Dec 2015

‘In a tradition that includes Les Murray and Philip Hodgins, Ryan reminds us of the harshness of much country life … His poetry, with its unflinching portrayal of dairy farming and associated small-town life, is surely essential reading for inner-city cafe habitués.’ —GEOFF PAGE, THE AUSTRALIAN


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Author: Chloe Wilson
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: Sept 2015

‘Chloe Wilson is among the most promising of Australia’s younger poets … Not Fox Nor Axe is a stunning mixture of myth, history and natural history, demonstrating both her ability to find new and intriguing angles on her subjects and her wit and dexterity with language.’ — Ron Pretty


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Land Before Lines

Editor: Nicholas Walton-Healey
RRP: 69.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: June 2014

‘A superbly crafted undertaking that investigates issues of subjectivity, objectivity and place, and carries a fascinating documentary quality.’ — John Kinsella


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Author: Peter Bakowski
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: March 2014

‘The pleasure of reading Bakowski. The grand themes are all here; not in capitals, but in his captured details of our intimate solitudes.’
— Alex Miller


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Author: Claire Gaskin
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: Nov 2013

‘Gaskin blends plain diction with perverse metaphor and fateful enjambment: images accumulate then thin out, like a tide. One line can be as heartbreaking as a dream; the next will undermine the language of hypocrisy, violence, or moralism.’ — Bonny Cassidy


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Author: Justin Clemens
RRP: 29.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: September 2013

‘A fabulously irreverent rant … Scholarly without being ponderous, beautifully elegiac about popular culture and witty to boot.’ — Pam Brown, Notes on Recent Australian Poetry

‘The Mundiad is an antidote to the poetry of sensibility. It’s a roiling, bilious reminder of how good poetry can be when its propelled by an angry dismay at the world’s myriad inadequacies … a good old-fashioned table thumping, sternum prodding, bouncer baiting rant.’ — Dr Chris McAuliffe


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Author: Fiona Hile
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: July 2013

‘Fiona Hile’s new book, Novelties, announces her poetry to the world as a pathematical tornado from the steppes … Novelties is absolutely singular poetry … It opens holes in knowledge and subtracts truths … Poets, beware: a figure like Milton or Lucretius walks here among us!’—AJ Carruthers, Cordite

‘Unique, subtle, exuberant and smart, Fiona Hile’s poetry is transformative, a sudden arrest in all the imagination can bear.’ — Peter Minter


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Author: Brendan Ryan
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: August 2012

The tension between rains prises the dirt apart,
crickets scurry.
Some kind of friction rises from within.

Brendan Ryan’s vision of country Australia is no pastoral idyll. A raw, visceral account of rural life that powerfully evokes family, its histories, and the lasting impact of animals and the land in a sobering, resonant style.


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Author: Justin Clemens
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2009

Villain is a new collection by Justin Clemens. Invoking the spirit of celebrated French poet, vagabond and thief Francois Villon – some of whose ballads are translated here – these poems range from the violent and obscene to the lyrical and sublime, sometimes within a single verse.


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Author: Peter Bakowski
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2009

Beneath Our Armour is unique. This sequence of portrait poems covers vast tracts of history, geography, and personae in a way that is at once intimate and epic.


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      ‘Content lampoons and laments the narcissism that accompanies the supposed information age … Ferney’s poems gun their way through a globalised economy with acronyms, diminutives, and inventive linguistic flares.’Gig Ryan

       

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