The poems in Sylvia Plath's Ariel, including many of her best-known such as 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963. 'If the poems are despairing, vengeful and destructive, they are at t ...Show more
Australia's most-loved bush poet, Banjo Paterson, is the writer who in many ways defined what it was to be Australian. When a young man submitted a set of verses to the Bulletin in 1889 under the pseudonym 'the Banjo', it was the beginning of an enduring tradition. today Banjo Paterson is still one of A ...Show more
Category: Poetry | Reading Level: 3 Biography
Paul Kelly's songs are steeped in poetry. And now he has gathered from around the world the poems he loves - poems that have inspired and challenged him over the years, a number of which he has set to music. This wide-ranging and deeply moving anthology combines the ancient and the modern, the hallowed ...Show more
Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia.
Category: Poetry | Reading Level: near fine
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself ...Show more
The quintessential Romantic, Lord Byron produced some of the most daring poetry of his time, collected here in this revised editionthe only widely available selection to include his own notes on the same page as the poetry.
Have you ever been labeled as 'antisocial,' 'shy,' or 'lost in your own thoughts' because you don't realise someone's been calling your name 148 times? The cats understand. All Cats Are Introverts is a collection of self-reflective poetry from cats that clearly shows them to be the insightful, often ale ...Show more
This is the first port of call for anyone wanting to experience the poetry of Les Murray. Completely up to date, it contains Murray's finest work (excluding Fredy Neptune), selected by the poet himself. This beautifully designed edition is also the perfect gift for someone wanting an introduction to Aus ...Show more
This is your renewal. This is your regrowth ... You may come into this softly or bristling with thorns, beneath the light of the sun or the moon and the stars, so long as you always remember it is never too late to return to the root of your heart and begin again.Broken hearts, false starts, new beginni ...Show more
Yoko Tawada's new novel is a breathtakingly light-hearted meditation on mortality and fully displays what Rivka Galchen has called her "brilliant, shimmering, magnificent strangeness" Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they ca ...Show more
My hand in his stops trembling, for a moment. When the paths of a runaway teenage boy, an old hobo and a rich girl intersect in an abandoned train yard, each carries their own personal baggage. Over early mornings, long walks and cheap coffee they discover, no matter how big or small, it's the simple gi ...Show more