Alternative title:Alfabet Ikan First line of verse:"My brothers once showed me the bounty that can be had in bait-nets=Saudara-saudaraku pernah menunjukkan padaku harta karun yang bisa ditemu di jala umpan"
Terra is 'the first bilingual anthology (Indonesian-English) representing the Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian, East Timorese and Indonesian authors that WordStorm has gathered around itself. The collection features the poetry and short stories of writers such as Ayu Utami, Sam Wagan Watson, Richard J Frankland, Frank Moorhouse, Abe Barreto Soares, Dorothy Porter, Nick Earls, Jared Thomas, Nukila Amal, Sitok Srengenge, Alec Kruger, Mark Bowling, Graham Nunn, Kaye Aldenhoven and about 29 others.
'Terra examines questions of identity and belonging, land and dispossession, violence and reconciliation. (Northern Territory Writers' Centre media release)
'The much-anticipated new volume of poetry from the winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Book of the Year
'Samuel Wagan Watson set the literary world alight in 1999 with his David Unaipon award-winning collection of poems Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight. His next volume, Smoke Encrypted Whispers, won Book of the Year at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards over Tim Winton.
'In this, his first new volume of poetry in nearly a decade, he once again excites, inspires and shocks. Woven into this collection is a dark, satirical take on contemporary Australia, with its acquisitiveness and materialism, Wagan Watson shows an intense political engagement. The poems are dynamic, vivid and powerful, containing the clear language of witness reminiscent of Indigenous song-writers such as Kev Carmody and Dr Yunupingu.
'Love Poems and Death Threats breaks new ground for Indigenous Australian writing and adds to Samuel Wagan Watson’s reputation as one of our most exciting poets.' (Publication summary)