Anne M. Carson / Two Green Parrots
Anne M. Carson’s poems affirm human culture and values in the face of implacable realties. Beauty and suffering are skilfully interwoven to create poems with the meditative power to move and sustain.
Janis Spehr / Flowers for the Protestants
Most of the stories are located in a domesticated rural landscape which nevertheless retains a haunting, crooked beauty while some occur in an urban environment which enables women to forge new identities through work and love.
Brian H. Jones / The Last Commando
This book is about the Boers of the Transvaal; it is about how they were formed, their relentless territorial expansion at the expense of indigenous groups in both the Cape Colony and the Transvaal, their struggle for distinctiveness and independence against Imperial and African pressures, the state that they carved out for themselves, and their abject defeat in the Anglo-Boer War.
Julie Thorndyke / Mrs Rickaby's Lullaby
Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby is an engaging novel of haunting lyricism and gentle humour, exploring the timeless themes of love, loss and widowhood, friendship and belonging.
Decima Wraxall / Bloom
Decima Wraxall’s poems mirror moods of the natural world and humanity in a rich diversity of themes and settings.
Colin Rogers / From the Mallee: Five stories
Five stories to take you away from the anonymity of big cities and into the Mallee. Into communities where everyone knows everyone else’s business or, if they don’t know it, they invent it.
Jeanette Woods / A Voice for Veronica: The story of the first victim of the Truro murders in South Australia
A police commander, a parole officer, a matron, a court artist and a mounted police officer - the author found all of these key players from the seventies when she investigated the story of Veronica Knight, the first victim of the serial killers in the infamous Truro murders in South Australia.
Michelle Farran / Annus Poeticus: a year in verse
In 2015, I set myself the challenge of composing a poem each day for the calendar year, so I wrote 365 poems in 365 days.
Elizabeth Goodsir / It Can Take Till Now
'I recommend this rich and welcoming experience to all lovers of life and family.’ - Aurora Hammond BSocWk, MA Psych
Caroline Butt / Pumpkin
‘Pumpkin is a sociological study - rather a case study, with all the warmth of the human experience of one family, and especially of one girl growing up in that family…’ - Betsy Wearing PhD
Angus Gaunt / Prime Cuts
Themes of deception, betrayal and unexpected delight are woven through Angus Gaunt’s first collection of stories.
Karen Throssell / The Dialectics of Rain
In this, her fifth poetry collection, Karen Throssell revisits similar links between the intensely domestic/ personal and the broader social and political worlds.
J V Birch / more than here
‘J V Birch’s poetry can be read anywhere and in any mood. Her focus shifts between the intimacy of familial and romantic relationships, and a journalling of global travel. Her poems are short and modular, full of potency, and with a lively curiosity for extracting the essence from each of her experiences.’ - Jules Leigh Koch
Andrew Drake / Beauty in the Darkness
'Beauty in the Darkness will resonate long after reading - and perhaps save lives - by reminding us of the importance of being understanding and kind to our fellow humans.' - Jude Aquilina
John Watson / Gosse Bluff & His Circle
From the meteor crater in Australia’s north-west to the fashionable Galleria in Rowe Street, Sydney, Gosse steps out in mid-century. Sydney, i
Richard Bell / Such Sweet Sorrow
'In raw honesty and occasional buffering irony, with unconventional images that startle the reader into fresh acts of perception, this poetry illuminates an intimate journey that touched me with both its universality for all mortal beings and with the ultimate particularity that distinguishes each shared life from all others.' - Robert A. Neimeyer
Jill Gloyne / Out of the Ashes
'Jill Gloyne’s life in regional Australia ensures authentic and memorable rural characters and settings. Join her on this journey of transformation, a rough ride for Jim McFarlane but a rewarding one for lovers of language and genuine stories.’ - Jude Aquilina
Sarah Tiffen / The Light Breaks Open: Tales of a different dreaming
Sarah Tiffen’s third book of poetry is full of the sensual imagery and textured observations for which she is becoming known.
Sarah Tiffen / Mythica
Representing a development of the writer’s craft, there is much in this volume to compel, challenge and uplift, as the reader will again take a journey into the heart, and share the love of language and of the country in evocative imagery.
Sarah Tiffen / Learning Country: Song Cycles from the Heartland
The ‘songs’ create a beautiful, evocative narrative of this life and these times, which is also timeless. And the reader is acutely aware of the omnipresence of the landscape itself, and nature, as the defining physical and spiritual entity in shaping identity.