Written by Michael Heald


Body-flame, Michael Heald’s first full-length collection of poetry, is a work of quiet intensity and power. Concerned with the life of the body and its senses, with connections and separations of various kinds, these poems explore what it is to be human in a shifting and frequently alienating world.

’Heald’s work … is spare, precise, elegant and utterly his own.’ Australian Book Review

ISBN 9781863682244 (Paperback)
Formats B+ Format (205 x 138mm) (Paperback)
Categories Poetry
Pages 80
Publication Year 1999
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Michael heald

    Michael Heald

    Michael Heald was born in Grimsby, England, in 1959, and emigrated to Perth, Western Australia, with his family in 1972. He graduated from The University of Western Australia with an Arts degree and worked in teaching and as a squash professional until embarking on further study. He completed a PhD in contemporary Western Australian poetry in 1999 and became Subject Leader of Literature in the Foundation Studies Program of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, where he also taught Poetry and Poetics. Read more