between giants – blog launch – day three

The next performance from between giants is of ‘Now in the Night,’ by Tasmanian poet Jane Williams.

Jane is the author of five poetry volumes and a short story collection, her latest being City of Possibilities, which is an exciting mix of verse and haibun, but here’s one of my favourite pieces from an earlier collection (The Last Tourist) – ‘How the heart works.’ I’m in Jane’s debt for her wonderful performance and I have no hesitation recommending her for when you’re next browsing for poetry.

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

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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 performances from, Robbie Coburn, Mark William Jackson and myself, along with some surprises, so stick around, more poetry tomorrow!

Reading at Ross House – Jane Williams Launch

I’ll be reading from ‘Stepping Over Seasons’ at Ross House on Flinders Lane in Melbourne this Saturday afternoon (23rd July) and would love to see you there if you can come. My publisher, IP, has just released a fantastic book by one of my favourite Australian poets – Jane Williams.

Details about the event here

And City of Possibilities Jane’s newest collection here, well worth a look!

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Here’s a sample poem from the collection; ‘The art of being right’ which previously appeared in Page Seventeen Issue 8.

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The art of being right

there’s a block between the pub just closed
and the one still open a good hour left of
drinking if he walks ahead which he has to
because she can’t keep up in those heels
those tears unpredictable as backyard fireworks
shouting the third degree (something about why
can’t they just have a quiet drink at home)
raising his own voice now but only because
of growing distance patiently repeating himself
as if to a small but gifted child I told you
spacing words like footsteps through a dummy
minefield I just needed a spew temporal conditional
and as happy endings go more tragic than trite
so I had a spew and now I’m right