‘redactor’ available for ordering online

eddie-photoFollowing the hugely successful launch of Eddie Paterson’s new collection at Melbourne’s Bella Union Bar on 1 February – thanks to Amy Brown for a brilliant launch – copies of redactor are now available for ordering online. Click on the icon below, or go to the titles page and fill the trolley with Eddie’s and other poetry treasures.


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redactor uses found texts from the everyday – emails, memos, notes, lyrics, text messages, tweets, webfeeds – as poetic material. Drawing on techniques from the visual arts and radical writing such as the ready-made, the cut-up and the concrete poem, Eddie Paterson reflects upon the ways in which the historical legacy of censorship intersects with contemporary surveillance technologies.

Recent Whitmore titles are also available at selected bookshops, including Collected Works, Melbourne; Paton Books, Geelong; Gleebooks, Sydney; and Avid Reader, Brisbane.

Happy reading!

Launch of ‘redactor’ by Eddie Paterson

Whitmore Press is thrilled to announce the launch of redactor by Melbourne poet Eddie Paterson. The details:

Bella Union Bar
Level 1, Trades Hall
54 Victoria Street (cnr Victoria and Lygon Streets; enter via Lygon)
Carlton South
Victoria
Wednesday 1 February
6pm for 6.30 start

Launch by poet and novelist Amy Brown.

All welcome!

redactor uses found texts from the everyday – emails, memos, notes, lyrics, text messages, tweets, webfeeds – as poetic material. Drawing on techniques from the visual arts and radical writing such as the ready-made, the cut-up and the concrete poem, Eddie Paterson reflects upon the ways in which the historical legacy of censorship intersects with contemporary surveillance technologies.

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If you’re in or near Melbourne, we hope you can come along and help celebrate Eddie’s book – a timely one following the inauguration of a Twitter-obsessed US president.

Brisbane launch of ‘Meteorites’!

Following a very successful launch in Melbourne in November, Meteorites by Carmen Leigh Keates is getting a home-town Brisbane launch. The when and where:

Avid Reader bookshop
193 Boundary Street
West End, Qld
Friday 20 January, 6pm

Come along and hear Carmen in a relaxed Q&A session with Melissa Ashley, author of the recently released fictional biography The Birdman’s Wife.

It’s a free event (wine included!), but so that Avid can keep track of numbers, please register your attendance at http://avidreader.com.au/events/carmen-leigh-keates-meteorites

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Launch of debut collection by Carmen Leigh Keates

Whitmore Press is delighted to announce the launch in November of Meteorites, the debut poetry collection by Carmen Leigh Keates. The details:

Collected Works bookshop
First Floor, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Friday 18 November, 6pm for 6.30 start
Launch by award-winning poet and performer Nathan Curnow

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Carmen was the winner of the 2015 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. Her collection draws on her experiences of cinema and of travelling to regions in Scandinavia associated with iconic films – think Bergman, Tarkovsky.

If you’re in or near Melbourne, we hope you can come and help celebrate Carmen’s superb first book. All welcome.

Can’t make the launch? Order an advance copy now!

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Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize – an update

The Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize has, for the present, been put on hold. We would have loved to continue with the prize for the seventh year straight, but other work commitments have left us little choice but to put the prize in abeyance. We hope to reignite it within a year or two. Thank you to all those who made enquiries regarding the prize for 2016.

Previous winners of the manuscript prize are Jamie King-Holden (2010), B.R. Dionysius and Jo Langdon (2011), Lucy Todd (2012), Andy Jackson (2013), Tracy Ryan and Jill Jones (2014), and Carmen Leigh Keates (2015).

The good news is that the press will continue to publish poetry, with the next scheduled publication being a collection based on Carmen’s winning 2015 entry, due to appear in November 2016.

Reprint of Andy Jackson’s ‘the thin bridge’

We’ve been remiss in not getting word of this out earlier, but following the original 200 copies of Andy Jackson’s the thin bridge selling out in just over 12 months, we’ve made a special reprint of 50 copies.

The idea with limited editions is that they do, of course, sell out. But with demand still strong for Andy’s book, for the first time ever we’ve had a small reprint (50 copies). Given these aren’t part of the original limited edition, the reprint copies are unnumbered, but they are all signed by Andy, and are all printed on the same beautiful laid cream, watermarked stock with endpapers.

You can order the thin bridge online from our titles page, or buy directly from Andy if you can make it to one of his readings – which we highly recommend attending.

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