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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW

Poetry

  • Adam Aitken

    Archipelago

    $27.00

    His most personal poetry to date, Adam Aitken’s Archipelago is entirely preoccupied with the experience of living and marrying in France. Much of it written while resident at the Keesing Studio in Paris, and then in the south during a seriously cold spring, many of the poems deal with art, Romantic and Modernist writing and writers, and concepts of nostalgia, spirituality, revolution and resistance. One key question is what France (and Europe generally) mean to an Australian writer, which lea...

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  • Hong Ying

    I Too Am Salammbo

    $20.00

    translated by Mabel Lee Since 1988 Hong Ying has published six major collections of poetry, her most recent being I Too Am Salammbo (2014), a retrospective collection of poems that she has selected and arranged in rough chronological order. As in her novels Hong Ying does not baulk at exploring female sexuality. She, as author, can only re-present the characters of her novels in accordance with how she perceives them: as a woman. However, her poetry is highly personal, shedding light on her p...

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  • Ali Cobby Eckermann

    Love Dreaming And Other Poems

    $24.00

    In Love Dreaming and Other Poems Cobby Eckermann bears witness to a deep commitment to her traditional kin, culture and language as she tells the story of her search for her family on the traditional Yankunytjatjara and Kokatha lands in the north west of South Australia.Paperback: 64 pagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9781922181053LPublished by Vagabond Press

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  • Dinah Roma

    Naming The Ruins

    $24.00

    Ruins fascinate. They invite us into a world of disunities, fragments, memory, time. They beckon us to imagine the invisible and whole. Dinah Roma’s third collection of poems ruminates on the guises of ruins in our encounter with everyday—how in the slow shedding of surfaces we inevitably excavate our deepest resources, from where we rise to an awareness of what renders us vulnerable and enduring, what allows us to trace and inhabit landscapes at once ineffable and sublime. A certain rhythm l...

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  • Elizabeth Allen

    Present

    $19.00

    A collection of stand-alone poems, certain themes and preoccupations bind the poems of Present together – family, friendship, loss and acceptance, the attempt to gain meaning from the experiences of daily life. The conversational and plain-spoken, if not always reliable, “I” of these poems attempts to express that which can’t be conveyed by traditional autobiographical modes of writing through experiments with form as well as voice. Allen uses humour and lucid observation to explore dark subj...

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