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Written by Caroline Caddy


Esperance is a collection of works from Caddy’s first seven books of poetry plus seventeen new poems.

‘… her sharp eye for detail which, combined with a knack for simile and metaphor, has remained acute throughout her career.’ The Australian

‘These carefully crafted poems are refreshing journeys of discovery …’ Australian Book Review

Esperance reveals both the apprenticeship and the undiminishing peak of a poet at the top of her powers.’ indigo journal


Wesley Michel Wright Prize (Winner 2008)
John Bray Poetry Award, Adelaide Writers’ Festival (Shortlisted 2008)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2008)

ISBN 9781920731151 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Poetry
Award Winning
Pages 160
Publication Year 2007
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Caroline caddy

    Caroline Caddy

    Caroline Caddy was born in Perth, Western Australia, in 1944 and spent her childhood in the United States and Japan. Since then, she has lived much of her life in Western Australia, raised two children, published several books of poetry, received national and state fellowships for creative writing, and won the WA Week Literary Award for Poetry and the National Book Council’s Banjo Award in 1992. Her work has been broadcast on ABC Radio National and appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Her later books have centred around cross cultural themes between Australia and China. She has written about and travelled to Antarctica with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions and is an expert in growing and producing olive oil. Read more

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