Toby Fitch's Bloomin’ Notions - Free Shipping

Once again I have been convinced to buy through listening to someone talk about their poetry.

I was listening to Ep 51 of Poetry Says featuring Toby Fitch on his work The Bloomin' Notions of Other & Beau, and it struck me that what I don't seem to read much of, particularly in Australian poetry, is poetry that is playful. I don't mean doggerel or light verse but works that have a sense of fun or lightness in their tone.

In might be just my reading, but I feel as if push came to shove I'd have to describe much Australian contemporary poetry as serious, concerned with serious and weighty subjects.

I think I feel this restriction (self imposed probably) on myself. I do appreciate fellow poets (and their publishers) like PS Cottier, and Jenny Blackford who can approach some work with a tongue firmly and articulately in cheek.

So it was great to hear Fitch's entire collection was a playful yet articulate "hijacking and re-versing" or Arthur Rimbaud's Les Illuminations.  

It didn't take much for me to drop $40 on Bloomin' Notions and Jerilderies. I hope that in reading Fitch's work I might find a way to allow myself to loosen up and be playful and if not, at least I'll be entertained.

I suggest that you listen to Poetry Says Ep 51, as Toby and Alice cover a lot more than I have alluded to and if you haven't already picked up his work, there's a Free Shipping code (see below) from Booktopia.

If you have his work, this code is applicable to any poetry, books, stationary etc. So knock yourself out.

But seriously, buy poetry.

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  1. It's hard to be articulate with your tongue in your cheek, Sean, but thanks! I buy most poetry at readings by the poets themselves, but they happen quite a bit in the throbbing metropolis that is Canberra.

    1. About 99% of my poetry readings are digital ( le sigh). :)


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