100 Australian Poems of Love and Loss

Author(s): Jamie Grant

Poetry

Poetry, we are often told these days, is obsolete.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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Jamie Grant is the author of several collections of poems, including 100 Australian Poems You Need to Know, Skywriting and Relativity.

General Fields

  • : 9781740669108
  • : Hardie Grant Books
  • : Hardie Grant Books
  • : January 2011
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : February 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : 2-Nov
  • : Hardback
  • : Jamie Grant