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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Friendly Street : New Poets
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  • Each volume contains three individually titled selections.

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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets One Geoff Kemp , Yve Louis , John Malone , Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1995 Z162918 1995 selected work poetry Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1995
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Two Anna Brooks , Jenny Weight , David Cookson , Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1996 Z528260 1996 selected work poetry

'Cast off deliciously into the night. Delicious, provocative, uncompromising. Anna Brook's poetry speaks powerfully of sensualilty, vulnerability, and of delight in intimate meetings with nature.

'On the threshold we purchase a nip of designer danger. With wit and irony, Jenny Weight flies you beyond the comfort zone into outer space then navigates the way back to urban space. A journey with attitude.

'Your words rattle around me like gravel on a roof. You'll enjoy the sharp, satisfying impact of David Cookson's images as he provides a lively and humorous commentary on people and events. There's sensuality here too; tomatoes never tasted so good.' (Publication summary)

Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1996
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets : Three Friendly Street : New Poets 3 Louise Nicholas , Stephen Lawrence , Richard Hillman , Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1997 Z41300 1997 selected work poetry Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1997
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Four Junice Direen , Jules Leigh Koch , Jason Sweeney , Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1998 Z405146 1998 selected work poetry Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1998
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Five Friendly Street : New Poets 5 Maureen Vale , Julian Zytnik , Ioana Petrescu , Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1999 Z493045 1999 selected work poetry

'Ioana Petrescu's poems are sophisticated, witty and eloquent, using elements of play in both a post-modern way and with enough sense of particular personality to communicate with the reader, and not to create distance. She is obviously familiar with international contemporary writing styles, but it is this sense of personality that finally wins over.

'Maureen Vale writes from within a well recognised world of here and now. Whether she deals with plums (and Eve with a preference for them over apples), 'Figs', 'Going Home', or even exotic subjects like 'Sergei Krikalov Ponders Ten Months in Space' and 'Hypatia's Last Drive', Maureen Vale's poetry is rich with visual images, sense perceptions and a stoic endurance of almost visionary dimensions.

'Julian Zytnik's collection has the nervous edginess of life today, flashing with as many references and innuendos as a TV commercial yet with an underlying regionalism that defines the particularities of place. South Australian place. Quick as a flicked magazine, yet pervaded by an underlying hurt and vulnerability, these poems flex their muscles and reveal their dangerous inner tenderness.' (Publication summary) 

Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1999
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Six Friendly Street : New Poets 6 John De Laine , Alison Manthorpe , Ray R. Tyndale , Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2000 Z950694 2000 selected work poetry

'John De Laine uses contemporary language and images in poems that require the readers to dig deep within themselves. For those willing, the rewards are there. The soft sweetness of his collection's title is mocked by the tartness of the poems, wherein most relationships are full of tension and hurt, and where introspective moments bring no calm.

'Alison Manthorpe's poems about the sea and sailors and their people on shore are strong and evocative. She has an acute ear for the rhythms appropriate to the poem's moment. Her poems of observation and memory avoid the trap of mere description. Instead she reflects on and draws from the experiences recorded in the poem.

'Ray R. Tindale's collection begins with a lush mid-life crisis food-and-seduction sequence that has something in common with an up-market cooking show. Then follows a love-in-the-garden sequence written with similar ease and delight. A group of farm and outback poems are freshly imagined and keenly observed.' (Publication summary)

Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2000
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Seven Friendly Street : New Poets 7 Kate Deller-Evans , Jim Puckridge (editor), Melanie Duckworth (editor), Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2002 Z950504 2002 selected work poetry Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2002
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Eight Friendly Street : New Poets 8 David Mortimer , Tess Driver , Elaine Barker , Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2003 Z1049207 2003 selected work poetry

'The Windmill's Song is a well-grounded convincing evocation of childhood, of a particular past. There is colour, movement, and human interaction, a real sense of life and the details of living. Elaine Barker writes with a relaxed tone and an easy discipline of diction.

'Tess Driver achieves a quiet intimate tone through well-judged silences and understatement. Kite Lady is an atmospheric collection ranging from land to sea yet focused by a deft use of detail and crisp visual images.

'The poems in David Mortimer's Fine Rain Straight Down are intellectually decisive and linguistically playful - aural, ironic and surprising. A good sense of rhythm and timing enhance this richly varying collection.' (Publication summary)

Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2003
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Nine Friendly Street : New Poets 9 Jill Gloyne , Judith Ahmed , Linda Uphill , Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2004 Z1107278 2004 selected work poetry

'Jill Gloyne's collection of fine poems, Peeling Onions, sloughs the paper-thin skin off life then, layer after layer, pares it down to the heart ... There is beauty, grace and style in these poems and images that fix in the mind's eye.

'Judith Ahmed's poems in Crescent Moon Caught Me opened doors to a way of life and living about which I knew very little and offered a point of connection, the opportunity of knowing and understanding ... She explores traditions and rituals in images that startle with their beauty, shock with their ferocity and sing in rhythms new and powerful.

'In her collection, Scoffing Gnocchi, Linda Uphill offers a bright young voice that bounces over the uneven, sometimes chaotic terrain encountered as life moves into young adulthood. There is wonder here and humour, pain and confusion. As the young say, 'I can relate to that.'' (Publication summary)

Adelaide Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2004
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Ten Friendly Street : New Poets 10 Rob Walker , Libby Angel , Robert Bloomfield , Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2005 Z1185251 2005 selected work poetry prose 'New Poets Ten continues the tradition of Friendly Street launching new and emerging poets into the stratosphere of the Australian poetry community. On the Friendly Street launch pad three poets, Libby Angel, Rob Bloomfield and Rob Walker, prepare for lift off. Bleak intimacies share cabin space with formalism, surrealism, Augustan stature, sprawling parody and sharp observations of the natural world. But this is also a passenger flight, so buy your tickets and climb aboard. The view will astound you as the words of these three poets fall to earth like fresh rain. (Publication summary)
 
 
Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2005
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street New : Poets Eleven Friendly Street New Poets Eleven; Friendly Street New : Poets 11 Cameron Fuller , Rachel Manning , Simone G. Matthews , Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2006 Z1251509 2006 selected work poetry 'The spirit of free dialogue pulsates all through these three collections: low background noise, words free and jars of artefacts. These poems talk to you in friendly but mysterious ways and illuminate new worlds of emotion and imagination.
'Cameron Fuller was born on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. He has lived in Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns, but keeps returning to Adelaide, where he has done most of his living and writing. Having studied at five universities in three states, he holds a degree at the University of Queensland and has recently completed Honours in Professional Writing and Communications at the University of South Australia.
'Simone G Matthews loves reading and writing poetry, fiction, biography and across the genre explorations. She is writing her first novel as part of her PhD studies under the supervision and mentorship of Marion May Campbell.'  (Publication summary)
 
 
Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2006
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Twelve Stephen Brock , Margaret Fensom , Murray Alfredson , Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2007 Z1411420 2007 selected work poetry 'The latest in this highly successful series presents three new poetry collections: Steven Brock's The Night is a Dying Dog; Margaret Fensom's Travelling and Murray Alfredson's Nectar and Light.' (Publication summary)
 
Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2007
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Thirteen Courtney Black , Roger Higgins , Janine Baker , Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2008 Z1529569 2008 selected work poetry 'These three varying and strongly voiced poets were chosen by this year's judge, Dr Mia Stephens from the University of South Australia.' (Publication summary)

 
Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2008
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Fourteen Friendly Street : New Poets 14 M. L. Emmett , Rob Hardy , Thom Sullivan , Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2009 18362106 2009 selected work poetry

'Each year, the works of three emerging poets are selected and published in the Friendly Street New Poets series. The 2009 publication includes Snatching Time, by M.L. Emmett; The Boy Full of Broken Promise, by Rob Hardy; and Airbone, by Thom Sullivan.' (Publication summary)

Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2009
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Sixteen John Brydon , Mike Hopkins , Simon Hanson , Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2011 Z1797911 2011 selected work poetry 'John Brydon - Voyages to Another Planet
On subsequent readings emerge the fine but exact threads of contact between each poem. The author shows much lyricism and imagery powerful to the extent that it belies the paucity of words used to achieve it. The poems are serious, the collection serious, but there is no darkness here, rather an openness from inherent strength.

'Mike Hopkins - Mistaken for a Real Poet
Here is the sardonic and wry mixed with the sincere and heartfelt. When things go further into satirical mode, it turns out to be the poet himself held up for a cutting or frank touch. There is art here as well as artfulness, in a collection showing a literate skill in poem construction, imagery and approach.

'Simon J. Hanson - Glowing in the Dark
Strong and able form is employed rigorously throughout these poems. No words are wasted ... the author has an idea for a poem and works it with dexterity and aplomb. On a second and third reading, I found further depth, a professional, tested flowing style from poem to poem.' (Publication summary)

 
Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2011
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Sixteen John Brydon , Mike Hopkins , Simon Hanson , Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2011 Z1797911 2011 selected work poetry 'John Brydon - Voyages to Another Planet
On subsequent readings emerge the fine but exact threads of contact between each poem. The author shows much lyricism and imagery powerful to the extent that it belies the paucity of words used to achieve it. The poems are serious, the collection serious, but there is no darkness here, rather an openness from inherent strength.

'Mike Hopkins - Mistaken for a Real Poet
Here is the sardonic and wry mixed with the sincere and heartfelt. When things go further into satirical mode, it turns out to be the poet himself held up for a cutting or frank touch. There is art here as well as artfulness, in a collection showing a literate skill in poem construction, imagery and approach.

'Simon J. Hanson - Glowing in the Dark
Strong and able form is employed rigorously throughout these poems. No words are wasted ... the author has an idea for a poem and works it with dexterity and aplomb. On a second and third reading, I found further depth, a professional, tested flowing style from poem to poem.' (Publication summary)

 
Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2011
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Seventeen John Pfitzner , Gareth Roi Jones , Rachael Mead , Thom Sullivan (editor), Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2012 6085560 2012 selected work poetry

'John Pfitzner - Fence Music

ethereal tones, luminously pure,/ high in the cold sky of an outback night,/ the scrape of wind on corrugated iron,/ the noon throb of sun-steeped air

John Pfitzner achingly connects the spirit to the land in poems borne of thought, experience and deep consideration. Find solace and hope in his words.

'Gareth Roi Jones - Gunyah Healing

a farm is a brutal place/ but it reinforces/ life either goes on/ / or it doesn't

Gareth Roi Jones' quick wit touches the making and mending of relationships, turning surprisingly and lightly at each poem's end. Read your own stories in his lines.

'Rachael Mead - Sliding Down the Belly of the World

Nine degrees south of the Equator,/ I'm perched on/ the full belly of the world

Rachael Mead plots daily concerns of home and abroad, ranging across the globe in wild imaginative conversations with self and others. In her poems you can bask and be illuminated.' Publication summary)

Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 2012
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Eighteen Kate Alder , Indigo Eli , Jelena Dinic , Norwood : Friendly Street Poets , 2013 6326949 2013 anthology poetry Friendly Street New Poets 18 contains
Kate Alder's - Shedding the Lanugo,
Jelena Dinic - Buttons on my Dress,
Indigo Eli - Writing Love Songs to the Moon
Norwood : Friendly Street Poets , 2013
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Nineteen Friendly Street : New Poets 19 Geoffrey Aitken , Bruce Greenhalgh , Maria Vouis , Norwood : Friendly Street Poets , 2018 18363927 2018 selected work poetry Norwood : Friendly Street Poets , 2018
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y separately published work icon Friendly Street : New Poets Twenty Alys Jackson , Julia Wakefield , Sharon Foulkes , Norwood : Friendly Street Poets , 2019 18364300 2019 selected work poetry

'Wolf Ghosts – Alys Jackson ‘This is highly visual work. It dances with effective short lines and shows an ability to hook the reader with a strong closing image or idea. Wolf Ghosts frequently takes the natural world, and especially animals, as its subject. It depicts that world as vulnerable one minute and threatening or, at least, indifferent to humans, at the next. The landscape revealed might devour us if we are not careful. If there is sometimes a sombre atmosphere in these poems, edged with a sense of impending loss, the effect is not so much bleak and hopeless as thought-provoking. It is a timely approach and a well-wrought collection.’

'Shifting Viewpoints – Julia Wakefield ‘This collection draws its inspirations, its reference points, from many sources and subjects. The author seems restless, looking not to be pinned to one style or a predictable opinion. That elusiveness keeps the poems fresh and is a large part of its charm, with narrating perspectives that challenge reader expectations. There is darkness in its humour, delivered with a wink in depictions that can sometimes be whimsical or obviously surreal. The work includes sharp portrayals of nature, celebrating it and weighing up our place in it. Shifting Viewpoints does what it says on the tin, while offering a welcome adventurous outlook in its scope and multiple perspectives.’

'Finding Their Voices – Sharon Foulkes ‘The poems in Finding Their Voices often address moments of stress that ask key questions of the reader, explicitly or not. They vary widely in focus, for example from the domestic arena, such as a fraught ‘hand-over’ of a child on a custody weekend, to a catastrophic encounter with a bushfire as it engulfs a farm. Other topics captured with precision involve life in an industrial country town and the joie de vivre of childhood. The language shifts between a more determinedly poetic voice and plainer speech, the latter often being delivered in a diaristic manner. The poems are character-laden and the richer for it.’ (Publication summary)

Norwood : Friendly Street Poets , 2019

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First known date: 1995
      Kent Town, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: 1995- .

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