'Inside Black Australia', is the first anthology of Aboriginal poetry to be published, it contains 150 poems by more than 40 Aboriginal writers and poets.
yFlashes of EssenceKevin Gilbert,
Alice Springs:CAAMA Productions,1991Z17513641991selected work poetry 'These poems are essential listening to anyone who loves fine poetry and wishes to deepen their understanding of the essence of love, life, human compassion and the effects of injustice against modern survivors of the oldest continuous living culture in the world today. The poems also embrace concerns for the environment and the nuclear age.' (Source: inside cover)Alice Springs:CAAMA Productions,1991
'Kevin Gilbert was widely respected as Aboriginal Australia's most prominent poet and most powerful spokesman before his much-lamented death early in 1993. This moving and stirring collection of poetry represents the last complete work he passed for publication prior to his death. Direct, Passionate, Humane and full of keen wit, Gilbert's verse appeals across racial and ideological boundaries to the noble soul within us all. As well as poems that plea for a greater understanding of the plight of Aboriginal Australia, Black from the Edge contains poems that reveal another side of this inspirational man; a pensive, candid genius attempting to achieve a quietus in the last years of his extraordinary life.' (Source: Goodreads website)