100 Australian Poems of Love and Loss


Poetry, we are often told these days, is obsolete. Yet there are two situations in particular that awaken the dormant yearning for ‘memorable speech', as one popular definition of poetry describes it. One is a wedding and the other is a funeral. This collection, edited by acclaimed poet Jamie Grant, provides the words to mark these occasions in an Australian context. Ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day, this moving anthology roams the dark, ecstatic, funny, mournful moments we experience during love and loss. Readers will discover that poetry is not, after all, as irrelevant and obsolete as modern society would have us believe.

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ISBN:

9781740669108

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

23cm x 16cm

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 February 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Grant

Notorious poet, critic and anthologist Jamie Grant is the author of numerous collections of his own poetry, and has edited several anthologies of poetry and sports writing. He has worked in every possible area of the publishing industry, as a sales representative, a manager, a bookseller, a bookkeeper in a bookshop, an editor, a manuscript assessor, a writer and journalist, a book reviewer, a proofreader, and even as a packer in a