'John Jenkins and Ken Bolton are both mad. Even so they have managed to publish a lot of books. And all of these have been terrific. Which goes to prove that, whatever they say against him, in this respect Freud was right - Art and Madness, they’re connected.' (Publication summary)Berry : PressPress , 2002
'Kaye Aldenhoven's political, loving and sensuous poems range over the meanings of skin with a clear and direct voice. Skin is Aldenhoven's second book. Her first, In my Husband's Country (2001), was admired for her intimate perception of the untamed country of Kakadu, NT.' (Publication summary)Berry : PressPress , 2004
'Slow skipping is Alison Thompson's first collection of poetry although she has been writing poetry with success for some time. Many of the poems in this collection have enjoyed success with publication and short-listings already including in the ArtsRush Poetry Competition, the Society of Women Writers National Poetry Competition and the Yellow Moon Nature competition and the Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize. Alison is based in the Shoalhaven and has read her performed her work at the Shoalhaven Poetry Festival, in Wollongong and in Sydney and has published widely in Australia.' (Publication summary)Berry : PressPress , 2008
'The Negativity Bin won the 2010 PressPress Chapbook Award with its sure tone and clever, witty response to an unlikely topic: unemployment.'Berry : PressPress , 2010
'Kelly-lee Hickey’s Thicker than Water was the winner of the 2011 PressPress Chapbook Award. It is a subtle evocation of a time, place and person; intimate in tone, restrained in diction.' (Presspress website)Berry : PressPress , 2011
'Semele is a single poem about the course of a love affair. It’s tender, witty, technically fabulous and totally engaging.' (Publication summary)Berry : PressPress , 2011
'In this poem, set in the New South Wales New England town of Glen Innes, he brings together elements of his life and thought - Ginza, gonzo, KFC, Vermeulen, Ashbery, Huygens, Nolan, Kerouac, Ken Bolton, et cetera - in one wild swirl. Read the poem in one sitting, with a premium red (at room temperature). ' (Publication summary)Berry : PressPress , 2012
'Kaye Aldenhoven’s Botanica Erotica is an exploration of those human obsessions: love, six, family, country, history and pain that persists through generations. These poems are emotional and intellectual; funny and personal - and distinctly Territorian.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.Berry : PressPress , 2012
'Tommy Ruff is a fresh catch of pointed poems from the deep south of Australia, by a poet well known for not fitting in to available categories. The poems date from 1968 to 1984, including previously unpublished and newly polished work, as well as forgotten favourites from four collections. Sensationally, ‘A Shoebox Full of Grasshoppers’ is illustrated with a diagram of the sexual relationships which inspired the story. Three typewriter poems hint at the direction which Tipping would take, becoming internationally recognised for his visual poetry and textual objects. Other poems range from the political to the poignant. At their heart is an appreciation of home ground.
Richard Kelly Tipping is an original Adelaidean born in the year of the Chinese Communist revolution who lived in the city for thirty years before moving to the east coast. While in Adelaide he co-edited Mok, the first of a wave of small press poetry magazines which redefined Australian poetry in the late 1960s; graduated in humanities from Flinders University; helped start the on-going Friendly Street poetry readings in 1975; and held his first solo exhibition of word sculpture The Everlasting Stone at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Tommy Ruff is his umpteenth book.' (Publisher's summary)Berry : PressPress , 2014
'Shebird is the woman or girl who wears the shroud of widows, guards the new grave, tastes gun, is paid two dollars a day or not paid at all. She is the child factory worker, the blackbird changing shadows, or the poet pondering black dogs and ravens or becoming the fox with mist on her breath.
In just a few words or lines Lizz Murphy cuts to the quick of a social issue or vividly captures a passing moment.' (Publication summary)Berry : PressPress , 2016