Category Archives: Poetry

301 Signed copy of the poetry book ‘Gil Scott Heron is on Parole’ – Maxine Beneba Clarke – 1 of 2

Item: A signed copy of the poetry book ‘Gil Scott Heron is on Parole’

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Book Information: “Opening the book is like turning on the radio to something quite funky. It sets you moving in its own time. The translation of rhythms from music into print; that’s the achievement, impressive, as the many who write poetry will know, the significance, of Clarke’s collection. Turn to any title. You’ll find its movement gets into your own, into your foot against the chair leg, your fingers on the keypad. It gives you an idea of the strength to be found in Clarke’s live performances…Even not carrying the revolution under its arm, her book should certainly make the streets.” -Greg Westenberg, Crikey.
Brief Bio: Maxine Beneba Clarke is a West Indian-Australian writer & poetry slam champion. Her essays, fiction & short stories have been broadcast & published nationally, including in Voiceworks, the Age, the Big Issue, Overland, Kunapipi, Peril & Going Down Swinging, on 3CR radio’s Spoken Word and Hip Sista Hop and on RRR radio’s Aural Text and Max Headroom. Maxine’s second poetry collection Gil Scott Heron is on Parole was published by Picaro Press in 2010.

68 Autographed copy of poetry book Repulsion Thrust – Magdalena Ball

Item: An autographed copy of Repulsion Thrust.

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Book Information: Repulsion Thrust tackles big subjects not often the fodder of poetry: quantum physics, astronomy, time travel, ecological destruction, and technological singularity, all viewed through the lens of the human condition.

“This is a book of poetry for anyone who has been in love and knows what it is to live in the twenty-first century, but who is more than a little scared of what might happen if all the lights went out. Take these poems seriously. They may just have some of the answers you require.” Catherine Edmunds, author wormwood, earth and honey

Brief Bio: Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader. Her short stories, editorials, poetry, reviews and articles have appeared in a wide number of printed anthologies and journals, and have won local and international awards for poetry and fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from CCNY (New York), an MBA from Charles Sturt University (Wagga), and has studied literature on a postgraduate level at Oxford University (UK). She also works as a manuscript assessor for Manuscripts Online, is a member of the BookConnector Advisory Board, an Evaluative Reader for Catchfire Press, and Information Manager for Orica. She is the author of Sleep Before Evening, The Art of Assessment, Quark Soup.

71 Signed copy of the poetry book ‘Gil Scott Heron is on Parole’ – Maxine Beneba Clarke – 2 of 2

Item: A signed copy of the poetry book ‘Gil Scott Heron is on Parole’

Details:

Book Information: “Opening the book is like turning on the radio to something quite funky. It sets you moving in its own time. The translation of rhythms from music into print; that’s the achievement, impressive, as the many who write poetry will know, the significance, of Clarke’s collection. Turn to any title. You’ll find its movement gets into your own, into your foot against the chair leg, your fingers on the keypad. It gives you an idea of the strength to be found in Clarke’s live performances…Even not carrying the revolution under its arm, her book should certainly make the streets.” -Greg Westenberg, Crikey.
Brief Bio: Maxine Beneba Clarke is a West Indian-Australian writer & poetry slam champion. Her essays, fiction & short stories have been broadcast & published nationally, including in Voiceworks, the Age, the Big Issue, Overland, Kunapipi, Peril & Going Down Swinging, on 3CR radio’s Spoken Word and Hip Sista Hop and on RRR radio’s Aural Text and Max Headroom. Maxine’s second poetry collection Gil Scott Heron is on Parole was published by Picaro Press in 2010.

179 Poetry/First Taste: Tiggy Johnson

ITEM: One signed copy of the poetry book ‘First Taste’ by Tiggy Johnson.

DETAILS: Tiggy Johnson’s first poetry collection First taste was released in 2010 and is available now.  The ISBN is 978-0-9808136-0-9. Please bid in the comments box below.

First Taste is brimming with domestic luminosity. These poems explore the terrain of love and desire, parent and child, ecstasy and death and reveal the depth of Johnson’s voice. Her poems teach us not only to accept, but to feel blessed by the complexity of humanity, the terrible mysteries of life. You will not forget ‘The facts’ nor that ‘first taste of butterscotch sauce’. Johnson renders her secrets in language vivid and strong. - Graham Nunn

CV: Tiggy Johnson is the editor of Page Seventeen. She is also a parent, a student, a teacher, a quilter and a writer.

Her short stories, poetry and articles have appeared in various Australian magazines including CorditeBlue Dog and Verandah and she was awarded 2nd prize in the Herald-Sun/Collins Short Story Competition 2004.

Tiggy blogs at: www.tiggyjohnson.blogspot.com and lives in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges with her husband, Bryden, and their gorgeous children, Hamish, Claudia and Dylan.

Please bid in the comments box below.

205 Poetry/Delightfully Haiku 2 of 2: Donna M Smith

ITEM: One copy of  ‘Delightfully Haiku’ signed by the author, published by Jelli-Beanz Publishing.

DETAILS: (From the Jelli-Beanz website) Delightfully Haiku“ is a beautiful collection of Japanese haiku poetry.  Thoughtfully published in the perfect handbag size so you can take it when ever you go.  Rich in  captured moments of emotion and sensory delights.  Edited by Tasmania’s most published author, Sally Odgers and cover illustration by Matthew Shires.

You can visit the Jelli Beanz Publishing website here: http://jellibeanzbooks.wordpress.com/about/

 

206 Poetry/Delightfully Haiku 1 of 2: Donna M Smith

ITEM: One copy of  ‘Delightfully Haiku’ signed by the author, published by Jelli-Beanz Publishing.

DETAILS: (From the Jelli-Beanz website) Delightfully Haiku“ is a beautiful collection of Japanese haiku poetry.  Thoughtfully published in the perfect handbag size so you can take it when ever you go.  Rich in  captured moments of emotion and sensory delights.  Edited by Tasmania’s most published author, Sally Odgers and cover illustration by Matthew Shires.

You can visit the Jelli Beanz Publishing website here: http://jellibeanzbooks.wordpress.com/about/


219 Limited Edition /Australian Boxed Set: Black Inc.

ITEM: Limited edition boxed set of The Best Australian Stories 2010, The Best Australian Essays 2010 and The Best Australian Poems 2010 (RRP$69.95) published by Black Inc.

DETAILS: Each year the Best Australian collections – essays, stories and poems – bring together the best and brightest that has been written across the country. Selected by an eminent writer, these are collections that show the full range of writing we produce, recalling the year that has just been. 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the series.

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298 Performance: Poetry by Arcadia Lyons

Item: A burlesque performance by poet Arcadia Lyons

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A 15-20min performance around the Sydney, Canberra or as far North as Central Coast. Will also organsie other performers to make it an 30 minute show.
CV: Arcadia Lyons is a performance poet from Sydney. She has performed at burlesque and cabaret events in Glebe, Newtown, Wollongong and the South Coast. She has a cafe/lounge style mixed with a sensual weaving of language. Let her invite you into her rich visual world where the sun drips like a forked yolk and the moon is a balloon that has lost its toddler.”
Please visit Arcadia’s  website for further info:  http://www.facebook.com/arcadialyons
(and yes, this photo is supposed to be this way up!)
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