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Ways to Say Goodbye

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JENNY POLLAK

Clarion

Clarion is an eco-poetic suite of words and images written and created by Australian artist and poet Jenny Pollak. It focuses on two extreme weather events since 2020 that decimated a small forest of casuarinas on the western foreshores of Pittwater, just north of Sydney. The poetry speaks in the voice of a woman as she negotiates her relationship with a landscape in crisis. The powerful spectre of the sea as a beautiful and destructive principle sits quietly behind the poems as the instrument of change.

This magnificent collection of images and poems… is a love song, composed in syllables of sand, salt and sticks. …. Jenny Pollak reminds us that Country is still savage and strong, capable of great compassion. She reminds us that a relationship with Country is still vital and possible.    Judith Nangala-Crispin

Available as Digital book (downloadable PDF) or Softcover book

About the author

Jenny Pollak has spent most of her life as a visual artist creating work that is fostered by a deep connection to the natural world. In 2012 she began a serious poetry practice. Since then her poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Meanjin, Cordite,The Australian Poetry Journal, Stilts, Verity La, Plumwood Mountain, foame:e, and Australian Award Winning Writing.

Jenny lives and works on unceded land of the Garigal people at the mouth of the Deerubin (Hawkesbury River), a place that can only be reached by boat or by a forty minute walk through Kuringai Chase National Park.

 

ISBN 978-0-6457131-0-7 - softcover book of 98 pages

ISBN 978-0-6457131-1-4 - digital book as downloadable pdf

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Weight.178 kg
Dimensions148 × 210 mm
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CATHY ALTMANN

Stars Like Salt

Cathy Altmann’s mastery of voice, and of the tumblingly fluid potential of the short free-verse line bring to us a sumptuous poetry in the simplest language. These poems of spider webs, sand grains, tidelines, small fish by a pier, trees that sing are truly, in her sure hands, ‘ziplines of joy’. Kevin Brophy

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About the author

Cathy Altmann’s poetry has appeared in journals, anthologies, websites and on Melbourne’s trains as part of the Moving Galleries project. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne and currently teaches English and Latin.

Cathy's first collection, Circumnavigation (Poetica Christi Press, 2014), won the FAW Anne Elder Award. Her second collection, things we know without naming (Poetica Christi Press), was published in 2018.

 

ISBN 978-0-6457130-7-7 - softcover book of 93 pages

ISBN 978-0-6457130-8-4 - digital book as downloadable pdf

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Weight.157 kg
Dimensions148 × 210 mm
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ANNE KELLAS

Ways to Say Goodbye

In this collection the reader is taken through dream sequences, abstract, ekphrastic and imagistic poems as well as deeply personal poems of loss. The effect is a cumulative building of a quiet world of reflective resilience as the poet tries out possible ways to do what is almost impossible – to love and to say goodbye.

These poems, their accounts of the ways art, chance talk, angels, birds, memories and music can come at us with terrible and tender truths, are gifts that teach us how ‘to read the mind of cloudsKevin Brophy

Available as Softcover book, Digital book (downloadable PDF) and Audiobook (downloadable MP3 file)

CURRENT SPECIAL OFFER – Buy the Audiobook and within 24 hours we’ll send you a free copy of the Digital Book – so you can read and listen

About the author

Anne Kellas has lived on the unceded land of Hobart nipaluna since 1986, having spent the first half of her life in South Africa and the UK.

Her writing has appeared in a variety of anthologies and journals in Australia and elsewhere since the 1980s. Her 2015 collection, The White Room Poems, written in response to the death of one of her sons, was shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize.

ISBN 978-0-6457130-1-5 - softcover book of 86 pages ($26.99 + postage)

ISBN 978-0-6457130-3-9 - digital book as downloadable pdf ($11.99)

ISBN 978-0-6457130-9-1 - audiobook as downloadable MP3 ($19.99)

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Weight.250 kg
Dimensions148 × 210 mm
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Soft cover book or downloadable pdf

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Softcover book

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