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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Puncher and Wattmann Poetry
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y separately published work icon Out to Lunch Andy Kissane , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1663034 2009 selected work poetry Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009
y separately published work icon Fire Diary Mark Tredinnick , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2010 Z1730985 2010 selected work poetry 'Fire Diary is the first book of poems by Mark Tredinnick, author of The Blue Plateau and The Little Red Writing Book. Fire Diary amounts to a spiritual geography of the poet, an everyday ecology of the "beautiful struggle, the ordinary trouble" he finds himself-we all find ourselves-in' (Publisher's blurb) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2010
y separately published work icon Keepers Philip Salom , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2010 Z1764294 2010 selected work poetry

Keepers is highly entertaining and serious; there are brilliant flashes and reflections, ironic observations and a lot of humour. The poems form stories and portraits of recognisable and unrecognisable people who teach and study in a School of Arts. You may know them: the intense, the terse, the drugged and the eccentric. Upstairs is the Health and Safety Novelist, and The Face, a narcissistic academic; and down in the basement, in lower registers, Fish, the cleaner and print-room assistant, working away among the students, including Gillian the sculptor who is suddenly successful and Jess the writer who some have questioned. The ironic observations of Fish, flâneur and Go player, form a narrative underlying the poems. Interspersed throughout are figures from history: Balzac, Gentileschi, Shostakovich, Orlan, Klima… After the shadowy voices of The Well Mouth these poems by Salom have come up into the light.


 
Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2010
y separately published work icon The Wing Collection : New and Selected Poems Diane Fahey , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1690704 2011 selected work poetry

'The Wing Collection presents a broad overview of the distinctive contribution Diane Fahey has made to Australian poetry over the course of thirty years. It offers extensive selections from her work on birds and insects, on the worlds of myth and story, and on meetings with river and sea. A search for spiritual touchstones guides her many-layered explorations of the mysteries of place, time, and transformation.' (Publication summary)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011
y separately published work icon Sly Mongoose Ken Bolton , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1797095 2011 selected work poetry

'In Sly Mongoose the author deals with the vagaries of the Adelaide art-scene, the career of Cy Twombly, the Sydney of the 1920s, 40s and today. A quartet of poems treats a single locale and time-frame from the point of view of an ‘ordinary punter’, a beaver, a worried mother and a cyclist; and there is a sequence drawn from a diary of travel through an imaginary Africa in the 1970s, each entry partly structured around a buried pun or near-pun; a further pair of poems deals with after-echoes, among his friends, of the passing of John Forbes. So there you go.' (Publication summary)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011
y separately published work icon Slo-Mo Tsunami and Other Poems Bruce Dawe , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1814514 2011 selected work poetry

Slo-Mo Tsunami offers a typically wide range of poems covering personal, social, political, and religious issues.


 
Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011
y separately published work icon The Welfare of My Enemy i "Of all the words for Missing, there's", Anthony Lawrence , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1842049 2011 single work poetry

Too much information can be hard to swallow.
Time will often tell when leads are hard to follow.

Evidence blows away when the earth is fallow.
Some seeds take. Some graves are shallow.

'Blending verse novella and book-length poem, The Welfare of My Enemy is a ground-breaking, haunted portrait of the phenomenon of Missing Persons. At times disturbing, always captivating, this new book showcases Lawrence's marvellous imagery and spellbinding rhythms in a work that highlights a dark, prevailing underside to Australian society.' (Publisher's blurb)
Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011
y separately published work icon The Keeper of Fish Alan Fish , Philip Salom (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1857152 2011 selected work poetry Alan Fish was writing poetry before his life went dark. He let it collect like a tank of rain-water. His subject matter? Love and death. His poetry is deeply haunted and lyrical in its privacy but also ironically observant and public. After all, he is not only a lover, but a flaneur. He can snap his fingers. He can play Go. There has always been a largely hidden group of closet poets, people who read and write in private. Poetry knows this and addresses them tacitly as its own, but sometimes such a poet says enough, grabs the poems and speaks back. Alan Fish left his basement in the Print Room, left his Keepers behind him and struck out on his own. His work is seriously beautiful, or beautifully serious, in its imagery and shadows; he is in some ways lost, but he is no push-over. He is to one side of the optimists. He is addicted to free verse couplets. As the cliche says: a compelling new voice. Listen. Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011
y separately published work icon The Yellow Gum's Conversion Simon West , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1872581 2011 selected work poetry These new poems from Simon West centre, for the most part, on landscape: the actual, the figurative, the local, the European. With a sure feeling for place (especially forest), The Yellow Gum's Conversion brings together observation and emotional weather, using language that is direct but also characterized by knowing omissions and, in the words of one poem, "trails built in the mind". Simon West is a poet with a rare symbolic imagination and a sense of phrasing all of his own. Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011
y separately published work icon Keeping Carter M. A. Carter , Philip Salom (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1857158 2012 selected work poetry M. A. Carter's poems don't mind being rude, or chauvinistic, even a bit scary. He admits this will not make him popular or admired, but he doesn't care to be popular or admired, he prefers to say what he thinks and be done with it. Australian poet Philip Salom is the ghostwriter of these poems (Libraries Australia). Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon Linen Tough as History Julie Chevalier , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1864907 2012 selected work poetry Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon Certain Fathoms Bonny Cassidy , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1873368 2012 selected work poetry 'Bonny Cassidy's first book, Certain Fathoms, glimmers with precisely observed moments that make a strange place of the familiar. These poems speak not only to each other but to and of other writers: Eve Langley, John Berryman, JS Harry. Cassidy knits seemingly small phrases and events into glimpses of a vast, interconnected whole. There is a mapping-out here that is organic, not programmatic, preoccupied "with more-than-human subjects," the trains of phrase and acquaintance,/ unstopped chains of heat, return, death". Cool, yet engaged, Cassidy's poems swell with the movements people and things make, making them brightly and newly visible.' (Publisher's blurb)
Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon The Wind-Up Birdman of Moorabool Street A. Frances Johnson , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1881203 2012 selected work poetry

In this stunning, visionary collection, A. Frances Johnson offers cautionary threnodies that muse on environment and the endurance of theme park notions of the natural, in spheres poetic and beyond. This is a richly varied collection: among moving lyrics of loss are dystopian visions, such as the last living bird with its wings and vocal chords sludged by the oily depredations of Exxon Valdez, hummingbird drones indiscriminately raiding and killing, and hybrid bird-humans blurring the boundaries between nature and culture to survive.


 
Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon When Sky Becomes the Space Inside Your Head Ed Wright , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1914605 2012 selected work poetry

The poems in When Sky Becomes the Space Inside Your Head are a series of lyrical meditations that play with the relationship of inner states to the outside world, of individuals to others. These poems are accessible, welcoming even as they present troubling ideas as flashes in the sideshow of the mind. Wright's lyricism is one that questions its own values, the possibility of transcendence, and of using words to try and achieve it. Even if the poems build toward transcendent gestures, on arrival they often manifest as a pleasant emptiness, the post-coital lull that follows the unruly intensity of poetic thought. The epiphany is often a return to the everyday.


 
Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon Darger : A Sequence of Poems Darger : His Girls Julie Chevalier , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1833227 2012 sequence poetry

Henry Darger was an untrained artist and a social isolate who was obsessed with little girls. When he died in Chicago in 1973 at the age of 81, his work was completely unknown. Now his work is hung in major international art galleries and his innovative use of materials places him in the pop art milieu. The poems in this book tell the story of his life.


 
Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon The Collected Blue Hills Laurie Duggan , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 Z1932689 2012 selected work poetry

'In late 1980 Laurie Duggan began writing the Blue Hills poems as a kind of respite from the 'poetry wars'. The series mostly spread itself out over a number of books running in parallel with other more ostensibly 'worthy' projects like The Ash Range and The Epigrams of Martial. These poems now gathered here are at the heart of what Duggan sees as his poetic work.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon Towns in the Great Desert Peter Boyle , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012 6701980 2012 selected work poetry (taught in 2 units)

'Towns in the Great Desert is a significant addition to the corpus of a major Australian poet. These poems make a significant claim for Boyle’s standing as one of Australia’s most important contemporary poets.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2012
y separately published work icon Tempo Sarah Day , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6700413 2013 selected work poetry

T'ime and motion are undercurrents in these new poems by Sarah Day. Her subjects encompass the commonplace in the Australian landscape: the remnant beak of a raven, tree shadows in urban streets, industrial cranes and mowing-machines, as well as the exotic or peculiar: the world seed bank in Norway, artefacts in Pompeii, Graeco-Egyptian funeral portraits, the landscape paintings of John Glover, the Earth as seen from elsewhere in the Milky Way. These poems, individually and collectively, invite questions about the enigmatic nature of past, present and future.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon Xn Carol Jenkins , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6700545 2013 selected work poetry

'Xn might be the shortest poem possible between two letters, a mathematical metaphor for poetry, shorthand for a process that takes something specific and transforms it into something more intensely itself.

'Jenkins’ second collection begins pre-big bang, and proceeds, democratically investigating life. Is she mining the everyday for the sake of linguistic high jinks, or hijacking language to celebrate where we’re at? Here we find a penchant for the absurd, a playful elucidation of everything from the concept of zero to the history of burnt toast, a subversion of historical methods, road trips and set theory, butter and death. Wry and lucid, wide-ranging and witty, this is exactly what you need to read.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon The Book of Ethel Jordie Albiston , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6700666 2013 selected work poetry

'The subject of this work is the author’s maternal great grandmother. Born in 1872, in St Just, Cornwall, Ethel emigrated to Australia at the age of fifteen. Beginning married life in a one-room tin shack outside Mildura, she published articles and her own collection of short stories, moving house frequently and raising six children along the way. These poems are compact and precise micro-portraits in verse. With characteristic adherence to formal, almost claustrophobic strictures set against an animate sense of buoyancy and breath, Albiston explores the tension between high poetic artifice and the small moments of an ordinary life.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon Signal Flare Anthony Lawrence , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6701660 2013 selected work poetry

'With Signal Flare, Anthony Lawrence continues and extends the lyrical work that began with The Sleep of a Learning Man and which found sustained resonance in Bark.


'Six years in the making, Signal Flare showcases many of Lawrence’s hallmark stylistic flourishes: arresting inner music, dramatic clarity, and imagery that is often ‘cinematically tactile’ (the Poetry Archive). These poems highlight a number of abiding themes and concerns: human relationships; connections between the natural world and human involvement or intervention; clear, surreal evocations of place and character, and unusual, often indelible, depictions of weather and landscape.


'Signal Flare is Lawrence’s fourteenth collection of poems and contains his finest work to date.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon Barnacle Rock Margaret Bradstock , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6701767 2013 selected work poetry

'Barnacle Rock is a collection of poems about battling against the odds. From the earliest explorers attempting to fill in the map of 'The Great South Land,' to our current failure to preserve our inherited environment, the protagonists find themselves, as the book's title might suggest, 'between a rock and a hard place.' Following on from Coast, this collection deepens our understanding of Australia's fraught history and poses important questions about the future.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon Capital Alan Gould , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6702046 2013 selected work poetry

'Among the earlier concerns of Gould’s poems were the interplay of fate and free will, and the emergence of imagination as the natural companion to human lives. But his more recent work – as this collection shows– has turned to an intrigue with how enchantment locates itself in experience, where ‘self and lumen take their places’. Here in Capital, both in the poems and the comic opera libretto, Gould shows once more the confidence with which he can bring the resources of English prosody to illumine a sense of enchanted being that is very much his own poetic space.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon New Selected Poems Geoff Page , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6702150 2013 selected work poetry

'Geoff Page’s New Selected Poems offers a tight but generous sample from more than forty years’ work by this major Australian poet. It does full justice to the poet’s extraordinary range of subject matter and poetic modes — from his pastoral origins to the city life he prefers, from Australian history and politics through to religion, from the quietly lyrical to the brutally satirical — while being never less than deeply enjoyable.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon The Beautiful Anxiety Jill Jones , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6702188 2013 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units)

'The Beautiful Anxiety continually breaks across boundaries of the intimate and the global in an invigorating and unsettling mix of materialist and speculative writing on the interconnectedness of life amidst the environmental and cultural turmoil of the 21st century. The poems are in turn provocative, tender, impatient, playful, and swerve through the world, awake to its lostness as well as its ‘flesh and spark’.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon Threefer Ken Bolton , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6702336 2013 selected work poetry Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon Leaves of Glass David Prater , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6702432 2013 selected work poetry

'Leaves of Glass is based on correspondence between Walt Whitman (1819–1892) and Bernard O’Dowd (1866–1953). The letters, more than twenty of which have now been found, were written between 1899 and 1892. At that time, Whitman was at the end of his life and his career, and O’Dowd (whose first collection, Dawnward, would not be published until 1903) was a young legal librarian who wore a blade of grass in his lapel as a tribute to Whitman.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon Sea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience) Les Wicks , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013 6702508 2013 selected work poetry

'A wild ride across language, personalities and propositions that is ultimately about hope. These poems are often humorous and fierce, a mix of accessible and dense, concentrating on capturing the vernacular in unusual daily occurrences.' (Publisher's blurb)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2013
y separately published work icon The Ladder Simon West , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2015 9036582 2015 selected work poetry

'The Ladder is Simon West’s third collection of poetry, and his first in four years. Many earlier preoccupations return—the natural environment, Italian art, the dimensions of place. There is a new focus on worldly and artistic responsibility, and a fascination with the ‘certain poise’ of ‘being in between’. At the collection’s heart are the building blocks of language, along with the more literal ones of Rome, where some of these poems were written during a residency at the Whiting studio in 2012.' (Publication summary)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2015
y separately published work icon The Non-Sequitur of Snow Shari Kocher , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2015 9242894 2015 selected work poetry

'Moving non-chronologically through youth and maturity, dreamscapes and time, Shari Kocher's long-awaited first collection charges the elusive music of cross-generational song-lines-mothers and daughters, daughters and grandmothers, lovers and kin-with the invisibles and intangibles of two decades spent honing her craft. This is a book about breathing. It is also about the changing contours of the journey home, even when the ground of what is meant by home seems most absent, impossible or undone. Rooted in place, yet animated by the immaterial, these poems breathe a body of living and loving alive. ' (Publication summary)

Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2015

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