Hunter Contemporary Australian Poets


Author: Cassandra Atherton & Jessica L. Wilkinson
RRP: 24.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2021-09

‘These poems remind us of the rich living history and knowledge our elders are all too willing to share with us, if only we are willing to listen.’ — Sarah Holland-Batt

Based on one-on-one interviews with forty-five participants, the fifteen poets involved in this project have shaped poems that provide unique and lasting remembrances of the experiences, memories and reflections of members of our older generations.



Author: Ianto Ware
RRP: 29.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2021-05

‘If only all memoirs were like this: tautly written, droll yet poignant, vividly rendered, historically aware … Ware brings his mother and their relationship to life with tender detachment, sharp detail and such attentiveness to her inner life that one might be reading a novel.’
— Fiona Capp, SMH/the Age.



Author: Claire Gaskin
RRP: 24.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2021-03

Eurydice Speaks is a linked sonnet series echoing voices that emerge from the Underworld. This collection illustrates the evocative, associative and allusive power in the methods of poetry: to know and be known, to feel and be felt, to gather and cohere.



Author: Liam Ferney
RRP: 24.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2018-10

Something is terribly wrong. The news lurches between horror show and parody. Aeroplanes disappear from radar screens. The Holocene obliterates itself.

Hot Take confronts opinion culture in the attention economy, love in the age of Tinder, politics in the age of Brexit and Trump. It will stay with you long after the think pieces are forgotten.



Author: Andy Jackson
RRP: 24.95 (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.



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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    • Baddawi

      ‘Leila Abdelrazaq tells a coming of age story that is funny, angry and deeply human … Baddawi is the story of her father’s childhood in a Lebanese refugee camp. It is also the story of hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians.’ — Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood

    • Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry

      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.

    • Content

      ‘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

       

    • Devious Intimacy

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

    • Eurydice Speaks

      Eurydice Speaks is a linked sonnet series echoing voices that emerge from the Underworld. This collection illustrates the evocative, associative and allusive power in the methods of poetry: to know and be known, to feel and be felt, to gather and cohere.