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  • WHAT THE AFTERNOON KNOWS
    WHAT THE AFTERNOON KNOWS
    PRETTY RON
    ISBN: 9781922080165
    Title: WHAT THE AFTERNOON KNOWS
    Author: PRETTY RON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: PITT STREET POETRY
    RRP: $25.00
    Price: $25.00
  • WHITE KNIGHT WITH BEEBOX
    WHITE KNIGHT WITH BEEBOX
    STEELE PETER
    ISBN: 9780980526905
    Title: WHITE KNIGHT WITH BEEBOX
    Author: STEELE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This collection begins with 82 pages of new poems, then follows back through a rich selection from Peter Steele's earlier books. Two volumes of poems on artworks are represented by ones that retain their power separately from illustration. He is a respected poet mainly by repute and glimpses: this gathering shows one of our best, in skill and scope. A worker in traditional forms, he early on perfected his own stress metre, unrhymed and alternating five and four beats - a flexible and driving rhythm for wit and sustained, passionate thinking in the classical tradition of the ode. The effortless range of historical detail is liberating. It plays to our curiosity with references swept in quickly and lightly, turning to precise image as they arrive. Steele has written of poetry's need for 'finger-tip control...it is always delicacy that delivers the goods'. Just as striking is the emotional range, dark to light. The new sequence 'A Mass for Anglesea', framed after that ceremony, is a kind of essay, variously lyrical and mordant, in the modes and tones of joy and grief. Steele's poems, constantly energetic, open as constantly to stillness. White Knight with Beebox: New and Selected Poems was shortlisted for the 2009 Judith Wright Poetry Prize in the A.C.T Awards.

    Imprint: JOHN LEONARD PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WHY I WAKE EARLY
    WHY I WAKE EARLY
    OLIVER MARY
    ISBN: 9780807068793
    Title: WHY I WAKE EARLY
    Author: OLIVER MARY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.


    Imprint: BEACON PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • WILD
    WILD
    HART LIBBY
    ISBN: 9781922080387
    Title: WILD
    Author: HART LIBBY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: PITT STREET POETRY
    RRP: $25.00
    Price: $25.00
  • WILD KIND OF TUNE
    WILD KIND OF TUNE
    LENORE MIRIEL
    ISBN: 9781743053706
    Title: WILD KIND OF TUNE
    Author: LENORE MIRIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The title of this poetry narrative - 'A Wild Kind of Tune' - captures perfectly the imaginative journey into the poignant psycho-geography of Miriel Lenore's maternal great-grandmother, Caroline. In a wild tale arcing from 1845 to the present, in poetry underpinned by meticulous research, we inhabit settler society with all its attendant joys, hardship and grief as we careen with Caroline through her journey of love, loss and horror into madness. The use of the actual medical records from late nineteenth century Asylums for the Insane (Gladesville and Kenmore) is chilling in the extreme; the rendering of these facts into a narrative of sensitive family history a partial redemption, a heartfelt honouring, of Caroline's bitter life.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WINNING WORDS : INSPIRING POEMS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
    WINNING WORDS : INSPIRING POEMS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
    SIEGHART WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9780571325702
    Title: WINNING WORDS : INSPIRING POEMS FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
    Author: SIEGHART WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Faster, higher, stronger: winning words are those that inspire you on to Olympian goals. From falling in love to overcoming adversity, celebrating a new born or learning to live with dignity: here is a book to inspire and to thrill through life's most magical moments.

    From William Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, our most popular and best loved poets and poems are gathered in one essential collection, alongside many lesser known treasures that are waiting to be discovered. These are poems that help you to see the miraculous in the commonplace and turn the everyday into the exceptional - to discover, in Kipling's words, that yours is the Earth and everything that's in it.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WINTER TREES
    WINTER TREES
    PLATH SYLVIA
    ISBN: 9780571330102
    Title: WINTER TREES
    Author: PLATH SYLVIA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Both published posthumously in 1971, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees contain the poems written along with those that went to form Ariel, from the exceptionally creative period that led up to Sylvia Plath's suicide in 1963. Between them they evoke a sense of place and history, mythology both personal and familial and rooted deeply in the natural world. Alongside the poems in Winter Trees is published Plath's radio play Three Women. In these new incarnations the two extraordinary volumes find their place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • WORD ON THE STREET
    WORD ON THE STREET
    MULDOON PAUL
    ISBN: 9780571299065
    Title: WORD ON THE STREET
    Author: MULDOON PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK


    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • WORKS AND DAYS
    WORKS AND DAYS
    HESIOD
    ISBN: 9780241310939
    Title: WORKS AND DAYS
    Author: HESIOD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    A new verse translation of one of the foundational ancient Greek works by the award-winning poet Alicia Stallings.

    The ancient Greeks revered Hesiod, believing he had beaten Homer in a singing contest and that after his dead body was thrown to sea, it was brought back by dolphins. His Works and Days is one of the most important early works of Greek poetry. Ostensibly written by the poet to chide his lazy brother, it recounts the story of Pandora's box and humanity's decline since the Golden Age, and can be read as a celebration of rural life and a hymn to work.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • WORKS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
    WORKS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
    TENNYSON LORD ALFRED
    ISBN: 9781853264146
    Title: WORKS OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
    Author: TENNYSON LORD ALFRED
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    With an Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Karen Hodder.

    Although Tennyson (1809-1892) has often seemed to personify the Victorian Age, he was a poet before it began and his poems endure to speak clearly to this modern one. His mastery of a great variety of poetic forms and moods enables him to communicate such extremes of feeling as "calm despair and wild unrest"; rapturous love: "the soul of the rose went into my blood"; and noble resolve:

    …One equal temper of heroic hearts / Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will.

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $16.95

    Price: $16.95
  • WORKS OF BANJO PATERSON
    WORKS OF BANJO PATERSON
    PATERSON BANJO
    ISBN: 9781853264306
    Title: WORKS OF BANJO PATERSON
    Author: PATERSON BANJO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    "Banjo" Paterson may be regarded as Australia's national poet. The apparent simplicity of the ballad form is balanced by many syllabic irregularities and ingenuity of stress and internal rhyme. His works include "Waltzing Matilda" and "The Man from Snowy River".

    Imprint: WORDSWORTH EDITIONS
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • WORLDS OF YOU
    WORLDS OF YOU
    TAPLIN BEAU
    ISBN: 9781460755679
    Title: WORLDS OF YOU
    Author: TAPLIN BEAU
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A collection of empowering poetry and prose from Australia's favourite social-media poet.

    Think of Beau Taplin as capturing the essence of love andheartbreak, challenges and paradoxes, yearning and fulfilment, and attachingthat to magical, majestic life. Beautiful, inspiring and empowering, Beau Taplin's words sweepreaders away on a journey of emotion. When you need advice, wisdom, somethingfor your soul, Beau offers insight and balm.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • WORLDS WIFE
    WORLDS WIFE
    DUFFY CAROL ANN
    ISBN: 9781509852666
    Title: WORLDS WIFE
    Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology.

    Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk.
    The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore.


    Behind every famous man is a great woman - and from the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection.

    Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • XX : Poems for the Twentieth Century
    XX : Poems for the Twentieth Century
    MCGRATH CAMPBELL
    ISBN: 9780062427366
    Title: XX : Poems for the Twentieth Century
    Author: MCGRATH CAMPBELL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A poetic history of the twentieth century from one of our most beloved, popular, and highly lauded poets—a stirring, strikingly original, intensely imagined recreation of the most potent voices and searing moments that have shaped our collective experience.

    XX is award-winning poet Campbell McGrath’s astonishing sequence of one hundred poems—one per year—written in a vast range of forms, and in the voices of figures as varied as Picasso and Mao, Frida Kahlo and Elvis Presley. Based on years of historical research and cultural investigation, XX turns poetry into an archival inquiry and a choral documentary. Hollywood and Hiroshima, Modernism and propaganda, Bob Dylan and Walter Benjamin—its range of interest encompasses the entire century of art and culture, invention and struggle.

    Elegiac and celebratory, deeply tragic and wickedly funny, XX is a unique collection from this acknowledged master of historical poetry, and his most ambitious book yet.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • YEAR WITH HAFIZ : DAILY CONTEMPLATIONS
    YEAR WITH HAFIZ : DAILY CONTEMPLATIONS
    HAFIZ / LADINSKY DANIEL
    ISBN: 9780143117544
    Title: YEAR WITH HAFIZ : DAILY CONTEMPLATIONS
    Author: HAFIZ / LADINSKY DANIEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A year's worth of ruminations from one of the world's most revered literary and spiritual teachers.

    The poems of Hafiz are not literary remnants from a remote past but masterpieces filled with cherished and timeless wisdom. With learned insight and a delicate hand, Daniel Ladinsky explores the many emotions addressed in these verses. H is renderings, presented here in 365 poignant poems-including a section based on the translations of H afiz by Ralph Waldo Emerson-capture the compelling wisdom of one of Islam's most revered artistic and religious voices. Intimate and often spiritual, the poems are beautifully sensuous, playful, wacky, profound, and full of wonderful wit and humor, and provide guidance for everyday life, as well as reflection points to help readers grow as individuals.



    Imprint: PENGUIN DELUXE CLASSICS
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • YEAR WITH RUMI : DAILY READINGS
    YEAR WITH RUMI : DAILY READINGS
    BARKS COLEMAN
    ISBN: 9780060845971
    Title: YEAR WITH RUMI : DAILY READINGS
    Author: BARKS COLEMAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    For the first time in a 365 daily format: Spend a year with the sensual, mysterious, and deeply spiritual poetry of Rumi, translated as only Coleman Barks can do, including 15 new poems never before published. "The poetry feels like it belongs to all. When Rumi died in 1273, members of all religions came to the funeral. Wherever you stand, his words deepen your connection to the mystery of being alive." Through Coleman Barks's translations, Rumi is the world's most popular poet. A YEAR WITH RUMI brings together 365 of Coleman's mystical, elegant, and beautiful translations of Rumi's poetry, for reading, reflection, and embarking upon your own journey inward.

    Imprint: HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
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