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Ahead of Us

Written by Dennis Haskell


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Ahead of Us is Haskell’s eighth book of poetry. Dedicated to his wife Rhonda, who lost her battle with cancer after a long illness, Ahead of Us contains poems of love, of two people forging a partnership together and of the inevitable end of that partnership when one person dies.

It is a celebration of life and and of the fragile thread that holds us here.

All author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Cancer Council WA.

'a tender chronicle of illness and bereavement.' Canberra Times

'Haskell writes with heart-breaking directness and clarity' Westerly

'Ahead of Us is not only a poignant tribute to the memory of a loved one — it is a gracious gift to all of us from a poet at the height of his powers.' The West Australian

'distinctive and finely wrought verse.' Cordite Poetry Review

ISBN 9781925163285 (Paperback)
Formats Wide B Format (198 x 145mm) (Paperback)
Categories ebooks
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2016
Pages 112
Rights World
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    Dennis Haskell

    Dennis Haskell is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia and a poet whose work has been published nationally and internationally. He has also been Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. Read more