Poetry

We have a special interest in poetry, and stock collections of classical poetry as well as contemporary writers, both Australian and international.

If you can't find what you are after, please contact us via our enquiries page.

Green Shadows and other poemsCover Image, Art Making

Gerald Murnane
Giramondo Publishing
ISBN 9781925336986
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 24.00
Order online | View cart

Gerald Murnane, now in his eightieth year, began his writing career as a poet. After many years as a writer of fiction, he returned to poetry a few years ago when he moved to Goroke, in Victoria, after the death of his wife. The forty-five poems collected here speak openly to the reader of the author’s memories, beliefs and experiences, and are an important addition to his internationally recognised body of fiction.


Felicity

Cover Image, Felicity

Mary Oliver
Little, Brown Book
ISBN 9781472153739
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 19.99
Order online | View cart

Finally, in Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver's love poems. Here, great happiness abounds. Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes - with joy - the strangeness and wonder of human connection.


Towards Light

Cover Image, Art Making

Sarah Day
Puncher & Wattmann
ISBN 9781925780024
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 25.00
Order online | View cart

Light, as a physical and metaphorical entity recurs in many of the poems in this new collection by Tasmanian poet Sarah Day. Light makes its presence felt in these poems as a source of illumination and grace, it is also the means by which the flaws and discrepancies of the present and past are highlighted.

Longlisted for the Premier's Literary Awards 2019.


Leonard Cohen: Poems and SongsCover Image, Art Making

Leonard Cohen and Robert Faggen (ed.)
Everyman Library
ISBN 9781841597874     
Hardback 2011
Price $AU 24.99
Order online | View cart

Back in stock with the Everyman Library series, and destined for the shelves of music lovers and poetry lovers everywhere.


Grief is the Thing with FeathersCover Image, Physick small

Faber & Faber
Max Porter
ISBN 9780571327232
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 19.99
Order online | View cart

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.


White-OutCover image, Waltzing with Jack Dancer

Saxby Pridmore
Golden Orb Creative
ISBN 9781922198242
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 19.95
Order online | View cart

White-out: selected published poems 1986-2016 brings together 194 of Tasmanian poet Saxby Pridmore's published poems to commemorate his achievement and contribution to Australian poetry: more than 300 poems published in over 40 different literary magazines and journals, including Quadrant, Studio, Famous Reporter, Blue Dog, Overland and Island.

"These poems consider everything human ...They're deft, poised, and compassionate. Many will stay in mind and invite revisiting ..." - Michael Sharkey, Editor, Australian Poetry Journal


Waltzing with Jack Dancer: A Slow Dance with CancerCover image, Waltzing with Jack Dancer

Poems by Geoff Goodfellow, images by Randy Larcombe
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781862549593
Paperback 2011
Price $AU 29.95
Order online | View cart

'Geoff Goodfellow is one of those rare people who says what he thinks, usually with a few expletives added. When he learned he had cancer, he told the disease what he thought of it and, like a boxer, prepared himself for the fight ahead. Yet Geoff is also a sensitive man whose poems tap into the emotions unleashed by a close encounter with death. Randy Larcombe's photographs are a perfect match. They are brutally honest about the impact of cancer and the treatment of it, and at the same time they are deeply moving because they reveal the human frailty of this proud man.' - Roy Eccleston


Selected Poems: BlakeCover image, Selected Poems Blake

William Blake
Penguin Books
ISBN 9780140424461
Paperback 2006
Price $AU 19.99
Order online | View cart

Writer and religious rebel, William Blake (1757 1827) sowed the seeds for Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the visions that inspired him throughout his life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth or the corruption caused by mankind, his writings depict a world in which spirits dominate and the mind is the gateway to Heaven. This collection of his greatest works spans his entire poetic life from the early, exquisite lyrics of Poetic Sketches to his Songs of Innocence and Experience, and is a compelling exploration of good and evil.


The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the HillsCover image, Days Run Away Like Wild Horses

Charles Bukowski
HarperCollins
ISBN 9780876850053
Paperback 1992
Price $AU 29.99
Order online | View cart

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses is a book of poems written by Charles Bukowski for Jane, his first love. These poems explore a more emotional side to Charles Bukowski.


Go to top of page.