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Green Shadows and other poemsCover Image, Art Making

Gerald Murnane
Giramondo Publishing
ISBN 9781925336986
Paperback 2019
Price $AU 24.00
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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.


Cover Image, Felicity

Mary Oliver
Little, Brown Book
ISBN 9781472153739
Paperback 2018
Price $AU 19.99
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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
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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.

The Sun and Her Flowers
Cover Image, Art Making

Rupi Kaur
Simon and Schuster
ISBN 9781471165825     
Paperback 2017 
Price $AU 24.99
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From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.

Leonard Cohen: Poems and SongsCover Image, Art Making

Leonard Cohen and Robert Faggen (ed.)
Everyman Library
ISBN 9781841597874     
Hardback 2011
Price $AU 24.99
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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
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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.

Poetry by Heart: A Treasury of Poems to Read AloudCover Image, Physick small

ISBN 9780241275979
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 26.99
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Familiar poems and almost unknown poems. Love poems and war poems. Funny poems and heartbroken poems. Poems that re-create the world we know and poems written on the dark side of the moon. Poetry by Heart is an essential collection of over 200 poems, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Emily Dickinson, from Christina Rossetti to Benjamin Zephaniah, all carefully chosen for their suitability for learning and reciting. This is an anthology which celebrates the age old pleasure of reciting poems - an anthology for all ages to treasure.

White-OutCover image, Waltzing with Jack Dancer

Saxby Pridmore
Golden Orb Creative
ISBN 9781922198242
Paperback 2016
Price $AU 19.95
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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
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'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
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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.

Auguries of InnocenceCover image, Auguries of Innocence

Patti Smith
Little, Brown Book
ISBN 9781844083411
Hardback 2006
Price $AU 29.99
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Auguries of Innocence is the first book of poetry from Patti Smith in more than a decade. It marks a major accomplishment from a poet and performer who has inscribed her vision of our world in powerful anthems, ballads, and lyrics. In this intimate and searing collection of poems, Smith joins in that great tradition of troubadours, journeymen, wordsmiths, and artists who respond to the world around them in fresh and original language. Her influences are eclectic and striking: Blake, Rimbaud, Picasso, Arbus, and Johnny Appleseed. Smith is an American original; her poems are oracles for our times.

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

Charles Bukowski
ISBN 9780876850053
Paperback 1992
Price $AU 29.99
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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.

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