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Flightpath

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Flightpath is a far-ranging anthology of poetry and prose inspired by the migratory birds of the world, with contributions from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States. P1130444Edited by Virginia Jealous, the collection features linocut illustrations by Victoria Castiglione. P1130443A limited cloth-bound hardback edition of Flightpath was launched in Denmark, Western Australia on October 13th, at the Arts House, 3A Strickland Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of Flightpath can now be found on the shelves of the following outlets: Wholly Local, Denmark; Butter Factory Studios, Denmark; Boffins Books, Perth; Paperbark Merchants, Albany; The Lane Bookshop, Claremont; New Edition, Fremantle; & Crow Books, Victoria Park. Copies are also available online at the Boffins Books website (www.boffinsbooks.com.au); via website enquiry at The Lane Bookshop; or via email or phone orders at New Edition or Crow Books.

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The Tercel Bird

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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.

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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

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‘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.’

Islands of my Father, by Richenda Goldfinch, the third in our wellwellwell… chapbook series, is a lyrical memoir of episodes from youth, the expanding horizons of Richenda’s lifelong island-hopping odyssey across the seven seas. Continue reading “Islands of my Father”

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, was the second in our wellwellwell… chapbook series. The edition is now sold out. 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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