Hallowell Press

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.” Franz Kafka

The Tercel Bird


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.

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Taking Flight

Many thanks for the many people who have submitted text and imagery for Flightpath. Edited by Virginia Jealous, this wide-ranging anthology of poetry and prose is focused on the theme of migratory birds, and will be released by Hallowell Press in 2017. A publication date will be announced soon.

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Dark Diamonds

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Dark Diamonds is a collection of poetry from the south coast of Western Australia, featuring the work of Karen Atkinson, Caroline Caddy, Maree Dawes, Andy Ducker, Virginia Jealous, Graham Kershaw, John Kinsella, Laurel Lamperd, Nicola-Jane le Breton, Catherine Mercer, Tracy Ryan, Kim Scott, Basil Schur, Barbara Temperton and Annamaria Weldon, illustrated with copper plate relief etchings by Alison Kershaw.

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Islands of my Father


‘I collect islands, fifty-one  so far, and I dream of many more. I love their aloneness, their isolation, their relationship with the sea. I love island people, their strength and individuality, their deep understanding of the environment in which they live. And on each island I love to observe and discover nature unique to its place, a bird never seen before, a flower, a butterfly…a sound.’

The third in our wellwellwell chapbook series, Islands of my Father, by Richenda Goldfinch, is now available.

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Hidden World

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‘Virginia Jealous…unpacks the cliches by being ‘utterly present, out there on the edge of the world.’  In Hidden World, a beautifully bound chapbook by Hallowell Press, she is poet/diarist/freelancer/flaneur, not merely absorbing the Other but conversing with the Other; she inserts local news: two school girls mysteriously die, the vices of corrupt politicians. Her notebook entries are prose passages that trace back to all kinds of subliminal sources released by travel: her deceased father’s trip to ‘Bombay, Cannamore, Madras’, or a poem by Les Murray.’

Michelle Cahill, Westerly July 2013

Hidden World, by poet and travel writer Virginia Jealous, is the second in our wellwellwell… chapbook series.  Continue reading “Hidden World”

Shadows & Shorelines

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Shadows & Shorelines was the first of our wellwellwell...  series of chapbooks, featuring a selection of poems by Andy Ducker, with solar plate relief etching endpapers and cover artwork by Bruce Carter.

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