'Falling and Flying: Poems of Ageing is the first collection of its kind to be published in Australia. The editors have selected a broad range of Australian poems which explore the universal experience and effects of ageing. Whether the poets are witnessing themselves or their parents and friends succumb to the years, they speak with great precision and insight into illness, frailty, death, loss, grief, and retirement as well as the joys and the wisdom that late maturity can bring. There is humour as well as sadness in this fine and important collection, which includes the work of some of Australia’s best loved poets, a volume to be cherished by readers of any age.' (Publication summary)
Adam Aitken, Peter Boyle, David Brooks, Michelle Cahill, David Campbell, Paul Cliff, Bruce Dawe, Rosemary Dobson, Adrienne Eberhard, Brook Emery, Dianne Fahey, John Foulcher, Alan Gould, Robert Gray, Jennifer Harrison, Kevin Hart, Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Hewett, Hilary Hewitt, Sarah Holland-Batt, Clive James, Andrew Lansdown, Anthony Lawrence, Philip Martin, Tim Metcalf, David Musgrave, Dorothy Porter, Ron Pretty, Peter Rose, Robyn Rowland, Philip Salom, Michael Sharkey, Alex Skovron, Jennifer Strauss, Christopher Swan, Mary Tang, John Tranter, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, John West.