Three new poetry books for sale!

With One Brush by Jan DeanYes, three new books! I had a wonderful time at Poetry at the Pub Monday night. It was the launch of the book Notes for the Translators, the work of 142 Australian and New Zealand poets, and a lot of excellent poetry was read and talked about.

In between breaks I managed to speak to three poets, all very devoted to their craft. I have long admired the work of Jan Dean and I now possess three copies of With One Brush to sell through the co-operative. Jan’s collection “ranges from lyricism to dramatic monologues, from humour to domestic tragedies and pleas for world peace.”

The Lyrebird thumbnail copy2I met Mark for the first time last night and he graciously gave me three copies for the garret. Here’s a bit about Mark. “Mark Tredinnick’s contribution to literature spans a remarkable range of forms and styles. His poetry has won many major awards: the Newcastle, Josephine Ulrick (second), Gwen Harwood and Blake Poetry prizes, to name a few. Mark has worked as a publisher, editor, and (once upon a time) a lawyer.”

Collecting CobwebsI also had a wonderful chat with Janette Hoppe about the difficulty of finding time to write with children. I struggled with two children eleven years apart! Janette has five! I don’t know how she manages it. She is currently working on her second collection. I grabbed three copies of her first for my blue, green and white cardboard box which is in disguise as the Starving in a Garret bookshop. Her bilingual poetry is a must read and as she writes herself: “I am able to express so many more ideas, thoughts and feelings in a few short words of Maori than in a whole verse of English.”

The Starving in a Garret box goes with me wherever I go so contact me below or by email lakelady2282 at to purchase any of the books here. More to follow!

About Debbie Robson

Author, booklover, bookcrosser and firm believer in synchronicity. There is no such thing as coincidence! I am currently working on a trilogy set in Sydney and Paris during the 1920s, along with poems, flash and short stories.
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