Pirate Rain takes Jennifer Maiden’s concern with political power and personal accountability into new territory, as her characters Clare Collins and George Jeffreys wake to nightmarish scenarios in New Orleans, Rio, Beirut, Paris or Somalia, and Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt have intimate conversations on the campaign trail leading to the Obama presidency about the relationship between the public and the personal worlds. The most politically concerned poet in contemporary Australian writing, Maiden works new territory in these these sequences - from the global recession and the US presidential campaign to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the continuing wars on terrorism and drugs - with her characteristic dexterity, humour and eye for the absurd.
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Australian Poetry Since 1788
Transtromer: Selected Poems (Reissue) (Pr Only): Selected Poems (Reissue)
Thirty Australian Poets
The Taste of River Water
Surface to Air
Award-winning poet Caroline Caddy's latest collection is an acutely observed meditation on her encounters with the world. From the south coast of Western Australia to China, her poems chart a breathtaking journey across...
Colombine New And Selected Poems
Colombine unusually contains two sets of ravishing new poems, the title sequence and another called 'Fugue'. The poems selected from her previous collections, from the Anne Elder Award-winning Michelangelo's Prisoners to her...
Pirate Rain explores arbitrary power, as delivered by piratical, natural and human forces. Greed and ambition cause disasters in the poems, in complex sequences - featuring Hillary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the return of...
Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett
Leading Australian literary figure Dorothy Hewett is remembered and rediscovered in this very personal book of selected poetry. Selected Poems encapsulates Hewett's enduring themes of grief, loss, despair and memory. This is the...
Fire Diary is the first book of poems by Mark Tredinnick, author of The Blue Plateau and The Little Red Writing Book. Fire Diary amounts to a spiritual geography of the poet, an everyday ecology of the beautiful struggle, the...