by John Mateer
‘John Mateer is the best guide I know to the poetics of travelling in what we call Asia.’ Barry Hill
From the teeming cities of Singapore, Tokyo and Beijing to the quiet of a Malaccan street, a Honshu mountain or even a Malay cemetery in Cape Town, Mateer’s journeys are out into the unknown world and deep into the mind. Like the early twentieth…Read more »
by Nandi Chinna
Chinna uncovers the lost places that exist beneath the townscape of Perth. For the last four years the poet has walked the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain – and she has walked the paths and streets where the wetlands once were.
Chinna writes with great poignancy and beauty of our inability to return, and the ways in which we can use the dual…Read more »
by Tracy Ryan
‘Once again, Ryan reveals herself as poet with both a clear sense of tradition — and a contemporary understanding of Ezra Pound’s old injunction to “Make it new!”’ Geoff Page
‘An achievement of the highest order from one of Australia’s most gifted poets.’ Marion M Campbell
‘An astonishing work; nothing less than a poetry of life and…Read more »
by John Charles Ryan edited by Scott-Patrick Mitchell
‘… a poetry collection that celebrates words as living forces, flowing communally between and through us.’ Rebecca Giggs
In Fremantle Poets 3, editor Scott-Patrick Mitchell brings together the work of twelve performance poets from the west coast. These poems exist in the mediated tension between the page and their other, electric, life when…Read more »
In this book of poems, characters from old myths speak to the reader in modern voices and in internal monologue to themselves.
Arranged in four cycles, the poems’ speakers are archetypal lovers who speak of great love gone wrong: Minerva addresses Jupiter; Iseult speaks to Tristan; Cupid longs for Psyche. Elsewhere Hamlet speaks to Ophelia; Venus…Read more »
by John Charles Ryan with illustrations by Ellen Hickman
Ellen Hickman is an illustrator and botanical scientist who captures the natural world in layers of fine detail and colour.
John Ryan is a writer whose botanical poetry explores what he calls the inherently mysterious nature of the plant world.
Fusing art and science, words and images, Two with Nature stimulates new ways of knowing the greeRead more »
by Mark Reid
Og is the last survivor of the giant races of the Old Testament, doomed to conquest by God’s chosen people on their way to the Promised Land. Og is not only the king of the last of his people but, as a giant amongst ordinary sized humans, he also represents the monster within.
An exciting new collection of poems linked by a strong narrative into…Read more »
by Randolph Stow edited by John Kinsella
Alternately prolific and silent, Randolph Stow won the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 1958 and the Patrick White Award in 1979.
In The Land’s Meaning, John Kinsella brings together selected works of one of Australia’s finest poets. Including previously uncollected pieces, the volume’s wide ranging introduction provides a rich context for…Read more »
by Niall Lucy & John Kinsella
Moondyne Joe was colonial Australia’s ultimate escape artist. His daring and repeated breakouts drove the Governor to build him a special cellRead more »
by Tracy Ryan
Dennis Haskell calls Tracy Ryan’s sixth volume of poetry ‘an extraordinarily sophisticated, thoughtful book’. Alison Croggon says Ryan is ‘writing at the height of her powers’.
The unknowable is Ryan’s terrain; these are poems of keen appraisal and survival demonstrating an extraordinary range and held tight by a cohesive vision. Each poem makes…Read more »
Acclaimed children’s author Deb Fitzpatrick is set to launch her first book for adults. We’d love to see you there!
When: 6pm for a 6.30pm start, Monday 1 September
Where: New Edition Bookshop, 41 High Street, Fremantle