Australian Poetry - Free Shipping til Midnight 13 March

Booktopia has a free shipping deal running until midnight Tuesday.  So I 'd like to encourage you to spend some of that hard earned cash supporting Australian poets.

This link will take you to a general listing of Australian poets on Booktopia if you have time to wander.

But here are three that have jumped out at me:

Fume by Phillip Hall, recently launched at Melbourne's Collected Works.

Phillip Hall writes from the edge: the edge of language; the edge of mental illness; and, from the perspective of a non-Indigenous poet and teacher standing at the edge of Indigenous culture and community carrying generosity and love alongside the ongoing trauma of dispossession. This is a volume intensely interested in language and the self-care required in precarious lives.

Eileen Chong's, Another Language from Brazillier which  I am currently enjoying.

The Booktopia blurb says:

Another Language features the work of a much celebrated, emerging immigrant poet. Eileen Chong is a writer of stirring lyric poetry as well as historical narratives and dramatic monologues. 

In a poetry informed by strands of experience, memory, and language linked to her Chinese past, she has created a new language, a new way of seeing and being Australian.

And finally The Collected Poems of Fay Zwicky.  Zwicky passed away last year and this volume collects Fay Zwicky's body of poetic work from her seven books alongside poetry uncollected and unpublished.

Some quotes from other poets:

Zwicky is one of the world's finest poets; her sophistications of form and theme remind one of Akhmatova, Szymborska, Adrienne Rich and William Blake. With poise and control, she tracks the personal encounter with the weight of history and the obligation to declare a position. - JOHN KINSELLA
In her poetry, Zwicky, the ex-concert pianist, technically adroit, dramatic and profoundly serious, is there alongside the joker, the edgy ironist making wry asides against the world, patriarchy and herself. Her formal poems sit easily beside her mostly short-lined, tightly wrought free verse. Her cadences are a delight. - KATHERINE GALLAGHER 

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