Christina Houen / A Practice of Loss: Memoir of an abandoning mother
The true-life story of a desperate choice and its heart-breaking yet redemptive consequences.
David Bunn / The Great Scheme
These poems try to make some sense of our disquieting times - without certainty, without buttressing from religion or ideology.
Paul Williamson / A Hint of Eden
Williamson presents great images and plays so well with colour in this collection. His environmental poems shine with naked engagement.
Rodney Williams / Two Runs Alongside the Island
This collection is underpinned by the belief we should show greater care for fellow humans; for our world; for other living things.
David Kelly / planes, birds, cats, things
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the title. Aspects of life, observation and appreciation are embodied in these poems.
Pip Griffin / The Climb Back
Poignant, sensual, spiritual, sorrowful, and funny, Pip Griffin’s latest poetry collection encompasses a life richly lived.
Magdalena Ball / The Density of Compact Bone
These poems are not only haunting, but haunted: by the sense of something undetermined gone missing and also by what is known to be lost.
Linley Walker / Lizzie's Journey to Yarra Bend
Lunacy is a crime when Lizzie sets foot in the new colony of Victoria in 1855. Based on extensive research, this is the story of her struggle with mental illness.
Tracey-Anne Forbes / Dangerous Places
Dangerous Places delves the depths of a struggle between desire and duty, between dreams and domesticity - and the myths we use to make meaning of our lives.
Catharine Steinberg / Heart Songs and Distant Prayers
For me, poetry is a symbolic form of language that embodies a multitude of meanings that are deeply sensed in the mind and body and require expression.
Robyn Black / No Straight Lines
No Straight Lines is a book of warm, but never soggy, poems. It is a book where empathy shines.
Dianne Lucas / Coolamon Girl
Wryly humorous and scarifyingly honest, Coolamon Girl is a beautifully crafted memoir of a daughter terrified of her mother.
Charles Freyberg / The Crumbling Mansion
A dream/memoir, sharply observed, calling full blast from an era bulldozed and broken.
Kathryn Fry / The Earth Will Outshine Us
Kathryn Fry offers a kaleidoscopic dazzle of imagery from the natural world.
Rees Campbell / Pointing the Way Home
Love in all its seasons and place in all its intricacies are the arteries that drive Rees’s poems.
Brenda Eldridge / Flower Child
Flower Child is a tiny glimpse of a time, the place and some of the people that laid the foundations of who I was to become.
David Williams / An Unstoppable Runner
David Williams, seventy-four years old and a long-time resident of Flinders Island, Tasmania, tells the story of his lifelong running adventure.
Stephen Matthews (editor) / Milestones
To read this collection from beginning to end is to take a poetic journey through the triumphs and setbacks of everyday life.
David Bailes / Black White Red: A poetic history of Central Australia
In 2002, David’s interest in the family history led to the discovery of the Aboriginal Bailes. David became very close to Billy Bailes, who was the senior member of their Aboriginal family. Billy’s stories and knowledge inspired David to write the fascinating history of their family.
Colleen Keating / Olive Muriel Pink: Her radical and idealistic life: A poetic journey
Olive Pink is one of Australia's unsung heroines. In this original and deeply moving biographical verse novel, Colleen Keating enables Olive Pink’s experiences with Aboriginal people in Central Australia to emerge with sensitivity, intellectual curiosity, understanding and grace.