Marion May Campbell, third body
Full-length collection (103 pp.)
Witty yet serious, ironic yet warm, these brilliant poems are partial to the rogue apostrophe, the em dash strange birds may alight on, bodies that merge across permeable boundaries – human, animal, vegetable, topographical.
– Tracy Ryan
Intelligent and erudite, complex and inventive – Marion May Campbell’s poetry sticks indelibly in your memory, ‘a demon with
antennae of fire’.
– Justin Clemens
Diane Fahey, November Journal
Full-length collection (51 pp.)
November Journal is a fine extension of Diane Fahey’s oeuvre: her jewel-like images, sparkling moments and salient surprises pack the austere tanka form with vibrant life.
– Jan Owen
These poems abound with a spirited celebration of the environment and of the artist at play. They are glimpses of the wondrous, and of the unquiet of the place, gracefully pivoting between contemplation and humour.
– Michelle Borzi
Eddie Paterson, redactor
Full-length collection (118 pp.)
Eddie Paterson has found [poems] among all of today’s pirate diseases, frogducks and vanilla slices, all of the yahoo googles and tweeting ghosts that haunt the chattering theme park in which we spend
– Jill Jones
… funny, found love-letter poems that ditch poetic chaff for spammy fragments, factoids and figures in a parody of our bureaucratic and post-digital existence.
– Toby Fitch
Meteorites by Carmen Leigh Keates
Full-length collection (48 pp.) by winner of 2015 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize.
These are wise, strange and luminous poems … Carmen Leigh Keates draws a collection so full of ice and light, so distinctive, that it makes you want to follow wherever she goes.
– Michelle Dicinoski
Whether drawing on film, family history, or travel, Keates’s debut collection beautifully illustrates … how the precarious things of the world endure.
– David McCooey
Breaking the Days by Jill Jones
Full-length collection (57 pp.) by co-winner of 2014 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize.
Breaking the Days is a powerful book where Jill Jones ranges across time, light and language. The wonderful poems echo
in the mind.
– Robert Adamson
With energy and humour, these poems are a single life against the cosmos – inhaling love, insects, streets, beauty – inventing
– Bonny Cassidy
Hoard by Tracy Ryan
Full-length collection (49 pp.) by co-winner of 2014 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize.
Ryan is a poet of searching intelligence and enduring impact.
– Maria Takolander
In these spare, rich poems on Ireland’s peat bogs and hoards, Tracy Ryan meditates on place and the past, language and silence, treasure and nothingness; she renews our language for these things. Hoard is a sensuous and haunting collection.
– Lisa Gorton
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