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  • Australian Poetry Since 1788by Geoffrey Lehmann; Robert Gray

    UNSW Press 2012; US$ 21.34

    A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major... more...

  • Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Gridby Garry Kinnane

    Clouds of Magellan 2012; US$ 9.99

    Mid-50s to mid-60s Melbourne - a Wowserland of 6 o'clock closing, censorship, endless suburbia ... '... we could settle down. But that was the farthest thing from our minds. We didn't want security, we wanted adventure, risk, experience, we wanted to see and grasp the world ...' In 'Fare Thee Well, Hoddle Grid', Garry Kinnane... more...

  • Dreamtime Aliceby Mandy Sayer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A vivid, seductive, gorgeously written memoir that recounts the fascinating years Mandy Sayer spent performing on the streets of New York and New Orleans with her father. more...

  • Velocityby Mandy Sayer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 18.17

    A moving, tender and compelling story about a life lived on the edges of society, of poverty, of certainty, of love. more...

  • A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literatureby Belinda Wheeler

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 39.36

    Australian Aboriginal literature, once relegated to the margins of Australian literary studies, now receives both national and international attention. Not only has the number of published texts by contemporary Australian Aboriginals risen sharply, but scholars and publishers have also recently begun recovering earlier published and unpublished Indigenous... more...

  • Mothby Declan Greene

    Currency Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Moth explores themes of friendship, bullying, mental illness, and the hierarchy of the schoolyard. Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old suburban kid, with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa, is an emo Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher than Sebastian on the social ladder.... more...

  • The Salt Of Broken Tears: A Novelby Michael Meehan

    Arcade Publishing 2001; US$ 24.95

    On the edge of the remote salt flats of Australia, a young woman blows in from nowhere and disturbs the precarious equilibrium of a family farm. The boy is fascinated by her, his mother despises her, and the brutish farmhand wants to possess her. When the woman mysteriously disappears, the only trace of her a bloodied dress, the boy sets out in search... more...

  • Free Logicby Rachael Briggs

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Transmuting techniques, forms, and figures as she moves with enviable ease from themes of love through landscape to logic, Rachael Briggs evinces a relentless inventiveness and intelligence in this collection of poems. Structured as eight sets of inventive poems, from ?Twelve Love Stories,? which features different kinds of love to ?Solve for X and... more...

  • Street Without a Nameby Kapka Kassabova

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    Kassabova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and grew up under the drab, muddy, grey mantle of one of communism?s most mindlessly authoritarian regimes. Escaping with her family as soon as possible after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, she lived in Britain, New Zealand, and Argentina, and several other places. But when Bulgaria was formally inducted to... more...

  • The Continuing Adventures of Alice Spiderby Janis Freegard

    Autumn Hill Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    The humorous free verse poetry in this labyrinthine web of words introduces the character of Alice Spider, a metaphoric character and source of inspiration to the poet who embodies the contradiction of a woman's desires as she grows up in the modern world. Alice Spider spins the words into a prose-like story, dancing them around until they spill onto... more...