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From early poems re-imagining Bible stories to new work influenced by her travels through Asia, award-winning poet Jane Williams’ keen interest in the connections between people pervades.
Days Like These offers readers familiar with her work a treasured collation and to those coming to it for the first time a tantalising introduction.
Starkly unaware of herself and struggling to make the passage from child to adult, the narrator in this collection points the finger, repeatedly exposes her heart and wonders why things just never seem to work out. Join her flirtations with strangers, intoxicating relationships and explorations to the edge of the void.
This impressive first poetry collection traverses time and place with ease. Acute in her ability to juxtapose cultures in a breath, Gleeson is as much at ease adopting a perspective on Tongan women as on the wife of the Desert Fox, Irwin Rommel. In Between the Dancing was the winner of the 2008 IP Picks Best First Book Award.”
Winner of the 2012 IP Picks Best Poetry Award, musefood is modern, savvy and sharp-tongued verse at its best.
Ruckert’s musings on women in contemporary life explore a subject not often visited through verse. What could have easily been flighty or frivolous is instead a witty and honest social commentary, intertwined with varying shades of comedy and poignancy.