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1 y separately published work icon Stasis Shuffle Pamela Brown , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2021 20981636 2021 selected work poetry 'In Stasis Shuffle Pam Brown continues to write a poetry that maps the edges of thought, to think ‘what cannot / be thought’. This collection plays with style and turns its attention to both personal friendships and formal experimentation. The poems are fragmentary and discursive, knowing and wry; bursting with jokes, wordplay, strange observation and striking thoughts that unfold with the sudden joy of discovery. This is a significant new collection by one of Australia’s most influential contemporary poets.' (Publication summary)
1 y separately published work icon Eurydice Speaks Claire Gaskin , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2021 20981570 2021 selected work poetry 'Eurydice Speaks is a linked sonnet series echoing the voices that emerge from the Underworld. A contemporary Eurydice uses the power of language to process her constraints and losses, reflected in strategies of transformation that focus on the dynamic between iteration and change. Fragments of being and transitory insights, like broken pieces of mirror within the architecture of the sonnet, reflect and distort, to deepen, intensify and reinforce connectivity. This collection illustrates the evocative, associative and allusive power in the methods of poetry, to know and be known, to feel and be felt, to gather and cohere.' (Publication summary)
 
1 2 y separately published work icon Hot Take Liam Ferney , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2018 15939955 2018 selected work poetry

'Something is terribly wrong. The news lurches between horror show and parody. Aeroplanes disappear from radar screens. The Holocene obliterates itself.

'Hot Take confronts opinion culture in the attention economy, love in the age of Tinder, politics in the age of Brexit and Trump. It will stay with you long after the think pieces are forgotten.'  (Publication abstract)

1 4 y separately published work icon Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold Andy Jackson , St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2017 12932318 2017 selected work poetry

 'This book continues Brendan Ryan's exploration of place and belonging that resonate in country towns. From the lives of farmers, abattoir workers, and dog walkers to the history of Aboriginal dispossession; from a tour of the communities of the Mt Noorat Football League in Victoria's isolated Western District to moments of wonder on back country roads celebrated with gentle irony. Here is a view of the country that is both contemporary and wry. Lyrical and rich in narrative power, this is a collection that dismantles the idealised rural pastoral with an empathetic and incisive voice.' (Publication summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry Bonny Cassidy (editor), Jessica Wilkinson (editor), St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2016 9841935 2016 anthology poetry

'Australia has a rich history of feminist poetry but there is no one kind of feminist voice.

'Each of the seventy new poems commissioned for this anthology cuts its own path through language. Together, their politics are restless, inextricably tied to the now.' (Publication summary)

1 6 y separately published work icon Year of the Wasp Joel Deane , St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2016 9569308 2016 selected work poetry

'In 2012 poet and writer Joel Deane suffered a stroke. Suddenly he was a poet without language. Year of the Wasp tracks Deane’s journey to rediscover his poetic voice.

From these deeply personal origins Deane’s third poetry collection rises to confront the realities of politics and culture, language and love in contemporary Australia. It is a journey of poetic transfiguration that produces a work of unrivalled power, emotional intensity, and insight.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Subtraction Fiona Hile , St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2016 9101653 2016 selected work poetry
1 y separately published work icon My World on Wheels : The Posthumous Autobiography of Russell Mockridge Russell Mockridge , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2016 17530334 2016 single work autobiography

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Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 3 y separately published work icon Small Town Soundtrack Brendan Ryan , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2015 9101945 2015 selected work poetry

'Small Town Soundtrack continues Brendan Ryan's exploration of place and belonging that resonate in country towns.

'From the lives of farmers, abattoir workers, and dog walkers to the history of aboriginal dispossession; from a tour of the communities of the Mt Noorat Football League in Victoria's isolated Western District to moments of wonder on back country roads celebrated with gentle irony. Here is a view of the country that is both contemporary and wry.

'Lyrical and rich in narrative power Small Town Soundtrack dismantles the idealized rural pastoral with an empathetic and incisive voice.' (Publication summary)

1 4 y separately published work icon Not Fox nor Axe Chloe Wilson , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2015 9082075 2015 selected work poetry

Women knit at the foot of the guillotine. Hundreds of blackbirds tumble suddenly from the sky. Red Riding Hood's grandmother speaks from the belly of the wolf. Santa Lucia offers you her eyes on a platter. These poems present a panorama, by turns historical, mythical, and modern, of horrors and absurdities both familiar and obscure.

''Perhaps not fox nor axe, but something gives us chase' - and the only thing more difficult than bearing witness is turning away.' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Content Liam Ferney , St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2015 9017482 2015 selected work poetry

'In his latest collection, Liam Ferney focuses on the deep contradictions at the heart of modern life. Content is a hand grenade tossed into the middle of polite society.

'Ferney uses the argot of politics and the internet to tackle religion, war, love and late capitalism. This is fast paced poetry that is explosive, critical, and engaged.' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon The Diemenois : Being the Correct and True Account of the Sensational Escape, Seclusion, and Cruel Demise of a Most Infamous Man J.W. Clennett , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2015 8867042 2015 single work graphic novel fantasy

'Little is known about the French Tasmanian colony of la Ville de Baudin. Less still about its most mysterious colonist, Henri Maurice Claudet.

'For the first time, The Diemenois presents the correct and true account of the sensational escape, seclusion, and cruel demise of one of history's most infamous men. A tale of intrigue, blackmail, conspiracy, and murder.

'In this brilliant stretch of the imagination, JW Clennett brings an alternative history of the early Australian colony to life as a stunning new graphic novel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Devious Intimacy Ann Vickery , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2015 8681576 2015 selected work poetry

'Devious Intimacy combines a sly, playful wit with a melancholic tenderness to navigate the complex terrain of difficult feelings. Vickery's poems move effortlessly between the private world of love and sexuality to wider forms of connection, teasing out how past histories and literature underscore contemporary human bonds and how we imagine ourselves in light of neighbours, nationhood, and the environment.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Linda Noel Beddoe , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2015 8681377 2015 single work biography

'In a small Riverina township in the 1950s, an unmarried white woman entered hospital to give birth. Her baby was Aboriginal; the father's identity was unknown. The young mother checked herself out as soon as she could, leaving her newborn daughter behind.

'For Linda Burney, life began tough in the tiny NSW township of Whitton. Her birth had been a scandal and caused her to be mocked and reviled by some — yet she was also loved by the elderly relatives who took her in and quickly won friends and admiration.

'From these humble beginnings in country NSW, Linda grew to become a successful teacher, then a leader in a vital community organization, an inspiring political leader, Director General of a state department, and was an outstandingly successful minister in NSW government while her party crumbled around her.

'But while her professional life flourished, her personal world imploded, a victim of prolonged domestic violence, left unsupported to bring-up two children. Finally, the tragic illness and death of the man she has called 'the love of my life' and the debilitating illness of a child have not diminished her capacity for friendship, loyalty, and generosity.

'This is the story of a woman who has overcome extraordinary adversity to become a great leader in the Australian community, described by the author as 'the most remarkable woman I've ever met'. ' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Land Before Lines Nicholas Walton-Healey (editor), Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2014 7552244 2014 anthology poetry

'A superbly crafted undertaking that investigates issues of subjectivity, objectivity and place, and carries a fascinating documentary quality.' — John Kinsella


'Land Before Lines traverses the literary and photographic topography of the contemporary Victorian poetry scene.

'Comprised of sixty-eight unique photographic portraits of contemporary Victorian poets, and a revealing suite of poems written by each poet in response to their image, the project provides original and intimate insight into notions as disparate as self-representation, community, and the character of 'the poet.'

'Taken over an 18-month period by Nicholas Walton-Healey, Land Before Lines bring to life Victoria's diverse poetry community, from young, emerging writers to the some of the most well-known poets in the state, and reflect a unique insight into the work of the subjects.' (Publication summary)

1 2 y separately published work icon Personal Weather Peter Bakowski , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2014 7339846 2014 selected work poetry

'Personal Weather reveals, through image and narrative, the intimate worlds of diverse real and fictitious characters. Peter Bakowski condenses biography, the history of art and literature, crime fiction, and traveller's tales into a unique vision, glimpsed at the junction of personal and public life.' (Publication summary)

2 4 y separately published work icon The Mundiad Justin Clemens , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2013 Z1149052 2004 single work novel

Modelled on structures of classical epics such as Homer's Iliad, Virgil's Aeneid and Milton's Paradise Lost, yet set in the contemporary world of globalisation, The Mundiad celebrates the detritus of everyday life - Kylie Minogue, pornography, new ageism, genetic engineering, IVF, screen culture, among many others.

Source: Black Inc. website, http://www.blackincbooks.com/blinc/# (Sighted 6/10/04)

1 3 y separately published work icon Paperweight Claire Gaskin , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2013 7093006 2013 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units)

'In her second major collection, Claire Gaskin explores the human condition, disengaging language from our assumptions in order to reassemble an emotional and intellectual integrity. In the best surrealist tradition, Paperweight plays the game of exquisite corpse - dismantling language to reveal how it imprisons experience within a system. Conversely, Gaskin then shows how imagery can liberate in moments of pure surprise and how the constraints of form such as the villanelle and the pantoum can force invention. Spare yet expressive, playful yet wise, Paperweight celebrates the visceral power of poetry and its connection to the body, personal history, and the immergence of the unconscious in us all.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon The Best of The Lifted Brow. Volume One Ronnie Scott (editor), Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2013 6862363 2013 anthology essay poetry short story

The Best of The Lifted Brow celebrates five years of sheer nerve and dangerous excess. Alongside strange, sharp fiction from Frank Moorhouse, Christos Tsiolkas, and Rick Moody, there's personal essay and reportage that ranges wide and digs deep: Luke Ryan gets cancer twice, Michaela McGuire sabotages her casino job, Liam Pieper investigates how cocaine gets to Australia, and Alice Pung discovers just how different girls can grow up to be. [Publisher's blurb]

1 3 y separately published work icon Novelties Fiona Hile , Melbourne : Hunter Publishers , 2013 6566931 2013 selected work poetry
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