Crimson Crop is Peter Rose’s fifth poetry collection and his first since 2005. This volume has at its core a series of elegies, several about his late father Bob Rose (a respected Australian Rules footballer and coach), thus continuing the themes of his bestselling memoir Rose Boys (2001). The volume also contains new Catullan poems, imitations of Catullus that Rose has been writing and publishing since the 1980s. Crimson Crop is elegant, poignant and, at times, wickedly droll.
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Mateship with Birds
The Chemistry of Tears
Questions of Travel
Bradman’s War: How the 1948 Invincibles Turned the Cricket Pitch into a Battlefield
Uncommon Soldier: Brave, Compassionate and Tough, the Making of Australia’s Modern Diggers
There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake
Six Impossible Things
The Fine Colour of Rust
Love Like Water
One Foot Wrong
Unknown Warrior: The Search for Australia’s Greatest Ace
The People Smuggler: The True Story of Ali Al Jenabi, the ‘Oskar Schindler of Asia’
The Australian Moment: How We Were Made for These Times
Sex, Genes and Rock ‘n’ Roll: How Evolution Has Shaped the Modern World
The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia
Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers
The Ink Bridge