Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Booktober Poetry Bargains - Free Shipping

I can't believe its almost the end of the year.

Booktober, Booktopia's October Sale has started and I thought I'd go through the poetry bargains and see what had changed in the last month or so. There's also a free shipping code at the bottom of this page.

You could also check out the Australian Poet listings here for slightly less bargain prices (still usually a good 10-20% off though) here.


Peripheral Light Selected and New Poems by: John Kinsella, Prof. Harold Bloom (Introduction ) $17.25.

"One of Austrailias most vivid, energetic and stormy poets, a writer who turns to the natural world with a fierce light." Washington Post 

"We are posed before the onset of what I prophesy will be a major art." Harold Bloom, from the introduction.

Review at Verse.





The Best Australian Poems 2014 by Geoff Page (Editor) $11.25


In The Best Australian Poems 2014, award-winning poet Geoff Page compiles an anthology that celebrates both the established and the emerging, the classical and the pioneering in contemporary Australian poetry. This is a lively, colourful and resonant collection for readers and writers alike. 

Previous contributors include Judith Beveridge, Stephen Edgar, Angela Gardner, Clive James, Lisa Gorton, Paul Kelly, John Kinsella, David Malouf, Cate Kennedy, Les Murray, Dorothy Porter, Peter Rose, Robert Adamson, Sarah Holland-Batt and Jaya Savige. 



The Best Australian Poems 2013  by: Lisa Gorton $11.25.

In The Best Australian Poems 2013, celebrated poet Lisa Gorton assembles an outstanding collection of poetry that will surprise and delight. Featuring poets at the peak of their creativity alongside those who have recently burst onto the scene, this volume contains something for all lovers of poetry.


NB:  You could also Pre-order this year's using the free shipping code below.



The Subject of Feeling by Peter Rose $8.75 

This one only came out last year, great value at the price above.



Youth and maturity, love and infatuation, memory, music, loss, landscape, Peter Rose exposes the human experience in poems that are gorgeously lucid and often profound. The Subject of Feeling reveals a fearless wisdom, a wry wit and a quiet depth. These poems stop you in your tracks. - Andrea Goldsmith 

The poetry of Peter Rose moves from classical Rome to contemporary Australia; from mordant comedy to moving elegy; from searing clarity to teasing obliquity. In his brilliant anatomies of the relationship between 'art' and 'life', the public and the private, Rose shows himself to be a master stylist. But style for Rose is not divorced from experience. Rather, experience is understood as, and through, style, a fact illustrated by the welcome new additions to the 'Catullan Rag', Rose's caustic and hilarious ongoing satire of Australian literary life. -David McCooey

Peter Rose's poems encapsulate a passionate vision of life, fusing sardonic wit, sophisticated irony and unsettling gestures. Through their innovative imagery the poems repristinate the mundane and the quotidian, transforming their experience into a unique revelation of the uncanny and the miraculous. It is the poetry of the ultimate sensations, crystalised in lucid formal transparency and imperceptible rhythmic patterns. It is finally the space where words show their love for the real, and besiege its secrets, with intensity and empathy. - Vrasidas Karalis


Heart Starter by John Tranter $7.25
another recent Puncher & Wattmann title and more good value.

Heart Starter is John Tranter's twenty-fourth book of poems. It is made up of three parts: some poems related to 'The Best of the Best American Poetry 2013', some poems related to 'The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of 'Poetry' Magazine', and thirty or so poems, mainly rhymed sonnets, written by Tranter in recent years.

In the case of the first two parts, the author started with loose drafts which borrowed the end-words of each line of some poems in each of the two books concerned. The poems engage in a typically oblique way with North American poetic culture, and with the world of poetry in general, and sometimes speak harshly about the nature of 'poetic insight'. The formal poems towards the end of the book take a bleak and sometimes humorous look at the contemporary world.



Once Removed - Poems by Elizabeth Bradfield $8.25

Known for her poetic portrayals of polar expeditions throughout the ages, Elizabeth Bradfield explores environments remote and local, ecological and interior, in these enthralling new poems.

Whether afloat on the Amazon or wandering her home turf of Cape Cod, Bradfield connects her natural surroundings with the most essential of human longings. 

You can check out Elizabeth's webpage here.



NB:  All prices were correct at time of writing but I have noticed every now and then they change during campaigns, just make sure when you click through on the prices that it is at the stated price.


The FREE SHIPPING promotion code is: BOOKTOBER


Simply place an order before midnight, Monday the 10th of October (AEST and NZST) with the promotion code BOOKTOBER and you will receive free shipping on your order. The promotion code can be used as many times as you, or your family and friends, want on any orders between now and then.

The promotion code field where you enter the word BOOKTOBER is on the last page of the checkout just before you complete your order (Payment and Review). Under Order Summary, click the plus symbol to expand the section so you can enter the code.

Please note: You may need to click the word "Apply" next to the promotion code field to receive your free shipping discount if it has not automatically applied it.


This offer is only available to Australian and New Zealand shipping addresses. If you are overseas and want to ship to an Australian or New Zealand address then you can use this promotional code too.

It is not applicable for Australia Post Express Post, eBooks, gift certificates OR magazines. The discount code applies only to the shipping cost of standard delivery to Australia or New Zealand and not to the overall order.
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