I run as fast as ink but we are both dissolving: when I reach you, we become a corner of the sea. A Kinder Sea explores the sea as sanctuary, hoard and repository. Composed of sequences - love letters, elegies, narratives and odes - it looks outwards from the intimate to take in others' lives and voices ...Show more
Bishop's attentive poetic gaze unfailingly reveals the luminous. In Interval, her poems - many addressed to a lover, or to children - explore intimacy, solitude and the 'chemical mess' of human love. As Carl Phillips said of Event, 'These are splendid poems indeed, whose intelligence, vision, and sheer ...Show more
An up-to-the-minute selection by one of Australia's most distinguished poets. Malouf's best poems, with their grace and intelligence, remain among the finest examples of the Australian lyric. An essential compendium for all lovers of literature.
Spanning poems written in the United States, Central America, Europe, and Australia, The Hazards is a dazzling and inventive collection. Opening with a vision of a leveret's agonizing death by myxomatosis and closing with a lover disappearing into dangerous waters, Holland-Batt reflects a predatory worl ...Show more
Winner of the 2008 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize Vanishing Point opens with a surreal vision of creativity and mourning and returns to the flakes of desire, memory and dreams. By turns witty, vulnerable and passionate, Vanishing Point traces the currents of the imagination and the erotic ...Show more