The Tercel Bird is an accomplished debut collection from Albany poet Yann Toussaint, featuring an engaging sequence of poems, full of wry humour and deep feeling. Although the settings wander from Albany to India, Gibraltar and elsewhere, the focus is always on nature, family and relationships.
The book is illustrated with original relief prints by Denmark artist Janine McCrum. It has been printed with a combination of digital and letterpress techniques and hand-bound in hard covers by Simon Parry and Graham Kershaw. The current edition is sold out.
Based in Albany, Yann teaches at the University of Western Australia and runs community garden projects. His poems have appeared in a number of anthologies & literary journals, and have been broadcast on Radio National’s Poetica. Yann read excerpts from The Tercel Bird at the Denmark Festival of Voice in 2016, in company with Lucy Dougan and Virginia Jealous.