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Octaves

by John Watson Ginninderra Press (February 01, 2018)

In Montparnasse between the wars, Kiki, ‘Queen of Montparnasse’, danced and sang; Prévert created Baptiste there; Desnos travelled astrally, then woke to harvest the crop; painters – Kisling, Pascin,...


A Castle in Spain

by Daniel Neumann Ginninderra Press (January 11, 2018)

Daniel Neumann was born in England in 1951 of German-born parents, and has lived most of his life in Australia, in Canberra and then in Melbourne, where he works as a psychologist and as a musician. His poems...


Duck Soup and Swansongs

by John Carey Ginninderra Press (January 02, 2018)

‘Witty, finely crafted, genuinely funny, Carey’s poems surprise with their clever double takes on society’s faults and foibles. At once erudite and bitingly topical, Carey has a keen eye for the humorous...


Just for the Record

by Nance Cookson Ginninderra Press (January 02, 2018)

Poems collected from All the Time Left, Laughing in the Street and The Question, the Answer – a smorgasbord of thoughts and ideas ranging from sardines, crayfish in pots, the Blarney stone, a Degas painting,...


Travelling Through the Unexpected

by Lynette Arden Ginninderra Press (January 01, 2018)

‘Lynette Arden lets us sit in the window seat while Travelling Through the Unexpected, as she distils crisp moments into memorable free-verse snapshots, stunning villanelles, haiku or tanka.  Arden observes...


The Eucalypt Distillery

by Michele Fermanis-Winward Ginninderra Press (December 06, 2017)

Michele Fermanis-Winward lives on the edge of bushland in the upper Blue Mountains of New South Wales, part of the World Heritage National Park. The trees and wildlife surrounding her home are a constant inspiration...


Edge of Southern Bright

by Paul Williamson Ginninderra Press (December 05, 2017)

‘Williamson’s working life poems have a real strength, and as with so much of his work, it really soars when he is describing the natural environment and wildlife.’ – Les Wicks


Signs of a Poetic Life

by Catharine Steinberg Ginninderra Press (December 05, 2017)

The poems in Signs of a Poetic Life have been randomly selected from those written between 2014 and 2016. Most of the poems have arisen from associations between memories and emotions. But a few poems have arisen...


Wind Age, Wolf Age

by Hugh Crago Ginninderra Press (December 01, 2017)

The earliest poems I produced were fierce jabs at the many things that irritated me about the world in which I now lived. Some of them have survived in the section of this volume that I’ve called Aspirational...


The Medicine Wheel

by Adrian Rogers Ginninderra Press (November 24, 2017)

The Medicine Wheel turns through each of the eight sections in this collection, with the poems gathered into each part touching on many subjects: nature poems running through the seasons, personality portraits,...


Gallimaufry

by Antony Fawcus Ginninderra Press (November 16, 2017)

A gallimaufry is a medley of things, originally a culinary term for a stew. One could equally call it a hash, a potpourri or even a hotchpotch. Whichever term you choose, I hope you enjoy this particular recipe,...


War Stories

by Antonia Hildebrand Ginninderra Press (November 02, 2017)

‘These days many individual collections of poetry (and some anthologies as well) are presented in language which all too often, offers the particular experiences of the poets as if they were clues in a cryptic...


Taking My Time

by Jan Norman Ginninderra Press (October 23, 2017)

I have been writing poetry since I was a child, one who loved reading, including the poetry available for children at that time. As I grew older, my poetry writing became an outlet for a whole range of emotions...


In a Subjunctive Mood

by David Harris Ginninderra Press (October 09, 2017)

Quizas,’ she said. ‘Perhaps. It takes the subjunctive case.’

A light-bulb moment – of course it does. It expresses something uncertain, imagined, unreal with words like possibly, maybe or ‘once upon...


Spoken Medicine

by Gabrielle Journey Jones Ginninderra Press (October 12, 2017)

‘Gabe Journey Jones’s poetry uniquely combines words and rhythm into recipes for healing, conversing and connecting with ourselves and one another. Her libretti are astute, set to bars, accents, BPM (beats...


The Music of the Streets

by Michael Robinson Ginninderra Press (September 29, 2017)

The Music of the Streets is Michael Robinson's second collection of poetry. His first, The Tiger in the Vineyard, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2015. Poems in this collection (or earlier drafts of them)...


Life Given

by Graeme Hetherington Ginninderra Press (September 29, 2017)

The craft in this, Graeme Hetherington’s third collection of poems, is like that of the tapestry maker. In short lyrics of sinewy tetrameter and assonantal music, the poet’s dark and bright strands of narrative,...


At Large

by Graeme Hetherington Ginninderra Press (September 28, 2017)

A former lecturer in Greek, Roman and Ancient Near Eastern history and literature at the University of Tasmania, Graeme Hetherington has spent much of his adult life living at large in Europe and Turkey to be...


On Murray's Run

by Joe Dolce Ginninderra Press (September 19, 2017)

‘Renowned songwriter Joe Dolce has long outgrown the pop lyric and moved into a risky domain where recitative, comedy, folk and slapstick build shelters for themselves among social commentary and the poetry...


Half Century

by Raymond Evans Ginninderra Press (September 11, 2017)

‘Raymond Evans’s poetry sings with lyricism. His poems melt and explode with love, lust and clear-eyed honesty, revealing the beautiful and brutal undercurrents of a passionate life.’ – Venero Armanno...


Soaring

by Jack Oats Ginninderra Press (September 10, 2017)

Jack Oats (aka Baker) is a man of all trades. Under various pseudonyms, he has been a teacher, ornithologist, conservation biologist, bureaucrat, father, grandfather and husband. He has published lots of science...


Cicada Chimes

by Helen Koukoutsis Ginninderra Press (August 30, 2017)

Cicada Chimes is set over a twenty-four-hour period covering several years in time lapse; it moves from a funeral service in Rookwood, to a honeymoon in Paris, to the morning markets in Serres, Greece, and a...


Earthwork

by Philip Radmall Ginninderra Press (August 17, 2017)

Philip Radmall’s poems have been published in many anthologies and literary magazines in Australia and the UK. The poems in this collection articulate our emotional incursions into the landscape around us;...


Diamonds in the Grass

by Zenda Vecchio Ginninderra Press (August 15, 2017)

I don't take photographs. Or paint. Instead I use words as my medium – my way of capturing what I see and turning it into something meaningful. My hope is that the reader too will be able to see what I have...


Absence of Clouds

by Thérèse Corfiatis Ginninderra Press (August 15, 2017)

Thérèse Corfiatis seeks out beauty and spirit in simple things: the curl of a wave, the flight of cockatoos ‘yellow-flecked tails flashing / like airborne sunflowers’ (‘Black Cockatoos’). She searches...


My Father's Pigs

by Roland Leach Ginninderra Press (August 07, 2017)

‘Roland Leach’s poems explore the elusive link between the self and memory, our fragile landscape and its human connections in lucid and often moving language that sustains a delicate balance between intellect...


Weight of Snow

by Jennifer Chrystie Ginninderra Press (August 01, 2017)

Jennifer Chrystie’s poems have been published widely in Australia as well as in the UK and US. Her first poetry collection, Polishing the Silver (Ginninderra Press, 2006) was commended in the Fellowship of...


Polishing the Silver

by Jennifer Chrystie Ginninderra Press (August 01, 2017)

‘There’s a touch of both Dickinson and Larkin in Jennifer Chrystie’s mature exhumation of the tales and tropes of family. Figures who could so easily flit like phantoms in her well honed poetry are palpably...


Parts of the Main

by Jane Williams Ginninderra Press (July 27, 2017)

"Jane Williams’s Parts of the Main is her chemistry, abuzz in a murmuration of organic electrons that at once forms memory, then problems of translation – not solely of words, but in comprehending our modernity....


the sound of red

by Brenda Saunders Ginninderra Press (July 24, 2017)

Brenda Saunders is an artist and writer of Aboriginal and British descent. She has read in several poetry events with the Sydney Writers’ Festival and is a member of DiVerse poets, who present their ekphrastic...


Of Llamas and Piranhas

by Valerie Volk Ginninderra Press (July 22, 2017)

Though the poems in this book take the reader on a South American journey from Chile to the Galapagos, it is not just another travel book. It’s a personal invitation in the form of a poem a day to join the...


Kiss the Rushing Day Goodbye

by Sue Carter Ginninderra Press (July 20, 2017)

Life is simple and I strongly believe the most worthwhile things in life are free. An emotional person with a passionate love for nature, a keen sense of adventure and a zest for life, living most of the time...


Crossing the Heads

by John Egan Ginninderra Press (July 11, 2017)

‘It is a gift to take time to notice, and another to bring one’s observations into creative verse. John Egan does both with craft and conciseness. He peacefully explores his world in all its potential and...


Begging the Question

by Jane Williams Ginninderra Press (July 07, 2017)

‘With their seeking out of common ground between strangers, mothers and daughters, friends and lovers, Jane Williams’s poems are full of warmth and delight in being alive. Bullies, funerals and ‘business...


A Promise of Peaches

by Valerie Volk Ginninderra Press (February 14, 2017)

It was an act of simple kindness for an Australian couple to take two Czech refugees from post World War II Europe into their working-class home. They could never have foreseen the tensions these sophisticated...


The Fortune Bird

by Diana Bell Brooks Ginninderra Press (June 07, 2017)

The Fortune Bird, the author’s first book of poetry, is a collection of personal lyrics notable for their emotional maturity and their sparkling images. Reading these poems will take you around the world and...


The Truth about A

by Maureen O'Shaughnessy Ginninderra Press (June 02, 2017)

In his interpretation of Antigone, Seamus Heaney says, ‘Nobody can be sure they are always right.’ Maureen O’Shaughnessy’s The Truth about A further attends to this idea through various readings of the...


Fire on Water

by Colleen Keating Ginninderra Press (May 19, 2017)

“The lyrical poems in this anthology invite reader participation and ongoing reflection on themes that are relevant to us all. They dig below the surface but remain accessible and vibrant. Love shines through,...


Songs of the Exile

by David Harrison Ginninderra Press (May 13, 2017)

An eclectic collection of poems written over the last fifteen years, representing a journey from an early childhood in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, to emerging adulthood in London suburbia, through life...


Extravagance

by Irene Wilkie Ginninderra Press (May 11, 2017)

Extravagance is Irene Wilkie’s second collection. Throughout, she demonstrates a delight in the natural world and its inhabitants. At the same time, she treats, often with a wry humour, the more serious aspects...


Painted Souls

by Barbara Olds Ginninderra Press (May 11, 2017)

A trip to China in 2007 was the catalyst for this collection. Rapid changes are taking place there, yet many people are still clinging to the past. This observation led Barbara Olds to examine how our experiences...


Newtown Voices

by Sue Cartledge Ginninderra Press (April 25, 2017)

Everyday life in Newtown in 1978 through the voices of locals and newcomers: violence, intimidation, corruption, bombings, wogs, dagos, Abos and Aussies, racism, sexism, homophobia, poverty, drugs and disco...


Watching from the Shadows

by Greg Tome Ginninderra Press (April 10, 2017)

‘Greg Tome’s poetry is always immediate and felt. His responses to the immediacy and intimacy of daily living are counterpoints to those poems in which he explores the pain of the human condition and, ultimately,...


Honeycomb & Diamonds

by J. Richard Wrigley Ginninderra Press (April 08, 2017)

‘These poems display subtle craft and pay homage to the gift of life. They’re tough and honest at times (try “Free-Thinker”) and wryly self-alert to contradictions in the way we accept cruelty (“Mites”)....


Urban Gleanings

by Mark Mahemoff Ginninderra Press (April 04, 2017)

‘In Mark Mahemoff’s Urban Gleanings the routine of the urban commute, punctured by fragile incidents and ruminations, is interspersed with poems drumming against mortality, such as the refugees whose “corpses...


A Gathering Sense of Light

by Maggie Slattery Ginninderra Press (March 26, 2017)

These short poems celebrate the enigmatic, sometimes comical, often disappointing and always exquisite movement between dark and light in every human encounter.

Maggie Slattery received awards from the Fellowship...


Moonbeams in the Bitter Rain

by Jayne Linke Ginninderra Press (March 20, 2017)

‘Through her poetry in Moonbeams in the Bitter Rain Jayne Linke invites understanding of what it is to come through harsh and life-changing events. Crisp, raw and achingly honest, her writing at times gives...


Picnic at Mount Disappointment

by Melissa Bruce Ginninderra Press (February 20, 2017)

In this wise, witty and moving story, fifteen-year-old Lucy arrives from inner-city Melbourne to live on a farm in the early 1980s. Wandong hosts the second largest truck and country music festival in the southern...


The Essential Space of Play

by George Genovese Ginninderra Press (March 17, 2017)

Reflections on love, loss and the play of poetic imagination recur in this collection. In one of the two free verse works, ‘The Passing Poem’, these unite. This poem was something I felt compelled to write...


Time Steals Softer

by George Genovese Ginninderra Press (March 17, 2017)

George Genovese was born in Malta in 1962 and immigrated to Australia in 1967. In 1985 he graduated from La Trobe University with a major in philosophy. He has since read his poetry at various venues in Victoria....