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Friendly Street New Poets 17

John Pfitzner, Gareth Roi Jones, Rachael Mead

Friendly Street New Poets 17
John Pfitzner - Fence Music
ethereal tones, luminously pure,/ high in the cold sky of an outback night,/ the scrape of wind on corrugated iron,/ the noon throb of sun-steeped air
John Pfitzner achingly connects the spirit to the land in poems borne of thought, experience and deep consideration. Find solace and hope in his words.

Gareth Roi Jones - Gunyah Healing
a farm is a brutal place/ but it reinforces/ life either goes on/ / or it doesn't
Gareth Roi Jones' quick wit touches the making and mending of relationships, turning surprisingly and lightly at each poem's end. Read your own stories in his lines.

Rachael Mead - Sliding Down the Belly of the World
Nine degrees south of the Equator,/ I'm perched on/ the full belly of the world
Rachael Mead plots daily concerns of home and abroad, ranging across the globe in wild imaginative conversations with self and others. In her poems you can bask and be illuminated.

John Pfitzner studied English and Classical Greek at the University of Adelaide and theology at Immanuel Seminary, North Adelaide. By profession he has been a minister of religion and a publishing house editor.

Gareth Roi Jones is the nom de plume of Glen R Johns. Glen R has been a writer for 20 sommit years. Primarily as a playwright working with young people, but he’s always dabbled in the poetical arts. He also has two unpublished children’s novels he would like to remove the prefix from … & dozens more waiting to get out.

Rachael Mead lives on a property in the Adelaide Hills with her husband, animals and an unwieldy collection of op shop overcoats. Her poetry has been published in journals such as Meanjin, Westerly, Going Down Swinging and the Australian Poetry Members Anthology. In 2011 she was a Friendly Street mentored poet with Mike Ladd and she spent three weeks in residence at Varuna, The Writers’ House in the Blue Mountains as the recipient of the Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship for Poetry.

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Category Literature - Poetry
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743051016
Extent 96 pages
Price: AU$19.95 including GST
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