The West: Australian Poems 1989–2009
Written by John Mateer
The West represents twenty years of work by internationally renowned poet John Mateer.
This is the first time his Australian poems have been published together in one volume and it is a timely and rewarding retrospective. Taking its bearings from the Indian Ocean, Mateer’s poetry crisscrosses the continent inviting the reader on a journey into the psyche, culture and landscape of this country.
Introduction by Martin Harrison
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘John Mateer is one of Australia’s finest and most interesting poets.’ The West Australian
‘I can also unreservedly describe The West as one of the year’s major poetry publications.’ Cordite Poetry Review
‘Mateer is … a great travel-poet … The West carries with it the full complexity of its author’s personality and background.’ Australian Poetry Review
(198 x 128mm)
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