between giants – blog launch – day five


Welcome to the last day of my blog launch!

It’s been five days of poetry, poetry, poetry and I’m grateful to everyone who visited, commented, contacted me or ordered the book, and I’m most definitely grateful to Graham, Jane, Robbie and Mark, along with Alec Patric and also Stephen Matthews from Ginninderra Press whose fantastic work is reflected in each detail of my latest book.

I’d also like to thank my wonderful wife, Brooke, for supporting me during the launch, the composition and editing of the poetry, and for every day we have together. Thank you.

Today I’ve got two pieces to share, hope you enjoy them – one is a mixture of the performance and ‘making of’ the poem ‘through the backyard’ and the other is an audio version of ‘Vesuvius sleeping.’



blog launch prizes, deals and offers

between giants is available for $18 (postage paid in Aus) by contacting me directly, just leave a comment below and I will e-mail you. You can also order through publisher Ginninderra, click here to purchase via Paypal. I’d love your support and it would be fantastic to have you visit again and let me know what you thought of the poetry.

During launch week you can also purchase my previous titles at reduced prices, along with a ‘book pack’ option including all four of my collections for $40 postage paid (in Aus).

Stepping Over Seasons (2009) - $15
Stepping Over Seasons (2009) – $15
Orion Tips the Saucepan (2010) - 2for$5
Orion Tips the Saucepan (2010) – 2for$5
pollen and the storm (2008) - $10
pollen and the storm (2008) – $10







There is also a ‘Giveaway’ for those of you on Goodreads, which is free to enter, all you have to do is click here!

Poetry Critique Offer

For anyone interested in getting constructive criticism on their poetry, I’m also offering to look at up to five poems free of charge, if you leave a comment or e-mail me. (I have qualifications in Editing and an Honours Degree in Writing, along with four poetry collections and in addition to this I have been editing poetry journals/publications for the last ten years – most recently working as poetry editor for page seventeen since issue eight).

In the days to come there will be new performances and surprises from my ‘vault’ so stick around, there’s still more poetry to come in a big last day!

6 responses to “between giants – blog launch – day five”

  1. Great readings Ash!
    “Vesuvius Sleeping” contains great imagery and I love the idea of the mountain “[scraping] it’s bowl clean with thunder and hints of rain”- found myself searching through the collection to reread this and the other “travel poems” again.
    Also Love the making of video of “through the backyard”. Ah, the wonders of poetry with modern technology 🙂

    1. Thanks Robbie!
      I hesitated over ‘Vesuvius’ but really good to hear it worked – and that it inspired you to check out the travel pieces again! I know, it certainly adds to the fun for me, getting the chance to work at multiple levels of production, very fun!

  2. This was a fantastic idea Ashley. Well done on putting it all together so we could be (t)here for your launch. I’m coming back to listen and re-listen as I couldn’t catch everything during the week. Great job though. Loved hearing your new work being read.

    1. Thanks, Andrew – really glad to hear it, I’d hope it’d work! It was a lot of fun and I thought it’d be an easy way for people in different parts to hear some readings. Thanks for coming back too – it was a big week 🙂

  3. phillipaellis1968 Avatar

    G’day! Love the readings, love your work; email me: phillip (at)

    1. Thanks, Phillip! Really happy to hear it, just e-mailed you now 🙂

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