Author(s): Joel Deane
Following the success of his novel Another, Joel Deane's first collection of poems is a travelogue - following him around the world, from Australia to the Americas to the Himalayas, and into the great interior of human frailty. "Deane combines his storytelling skills with a natural instinct for the rhythms, rhymes and finely tuned lines of poetry. His work owes a lot to the tradition of the Beats and spoken word generally. The poetry is natural, fluid and accessible but there is emotional complexity, and a beating heart. The poems speak directly to the restless human spirit and hunger for experience. It made me long to grab a backpack and hit the road." - from the IP Picks 2005 Judges' Report. Praise for Another: "This winner of the IP Fiction Prize represents a fresh, compelling voice in contemporary Australian fiction." - Jen Jewel Brown, Melbourne Weekly "Filmic in its attention to detail. Deane's achievement is to humanise people most Australians don't believe in." - Maria Takolander, Australian Book Review "Joel Deane's first novel, Another, has just been published and is, in a word, compelling." - Bob Hart, Herald Sun
Winner of IP Picks Awards: Best Poetry 2005. Shortlisted for Anne Elder Award 2006.