Written by Graeme Miles


The poems in Phosphorescence, Graeme Miles’ first collection, focus on growth, decay and luminosity. Though concerned with the foundational events of childhood and with inner experience, they are keenly aware of place, embracing various localities in Western Australia and beyond. The central sequences, ‘Circle and Line’ and ‘Some Hours’, explore the cycles of light and darkness both through the past (mediaeval books of hours and Virgil) and in present reality. Ranging from short lyrics to major meditative sequences, Phosphorescence introduces a distinctive new voice in Australian poetry.

ISBN 9781921064722 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Poetry
Pages 78
Publication Year 2006
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Graeme miles

    Graeme Miles

    Graeme Miles was born in Perth in 1976 and, apart from short absences, has lived there ever since. He has studied English literature, Latin and ancient Greek, in which he has completed a PhD at the University of Western Australia. His poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. Read more