Just released!

I’m thrilled to announce that my new book of poems, Breaking the Surface, is now out in the world. The publisher, Ginninderra Press, has produced it handsomely.

This volume celebrates my return to the genre of poetry after a decade-long deviation into fiction, which included five novels along with numerous short stories.

Earlier versions of a few of the poems appeared in previous books but most are recent, published during the last couple of years in a wide range of Australian and international journals and anthologies. Several have been finalists in prize competitions, winning awards or receiving commendations or short-listings. It’s gratifying to see them all gathered together in Breaking the Surface.

The book will be launched by Prof Dennis Haskell AM at the Grove Library (cnr Leake Street and Stirling Highway, Cottesloe) on the evening of Wednesday 1st November, 6.30pm. All comers are welcome!

Copies can be purchased within Australia through the publisher’s website. For international sales the book can be ordered through booksellers from a US-based distributor with world-wide channels. It’s also listed on the Amazon website (paperback and Kindle formats).

4 thoughts on “Just released!

  1. ‘Breaking the Surface’ exceeded expectations, Ian! A considered yet approachable work which merits returning to. ‘A beginning’ is one of my favourites, partly on account of its deceptively casual lyricism. Huge congratulations on the collection!

  2. I’m very happy that you like the book, Denise, and particularly that you single out “A Beginning” for special mention. In that poem I’ve tried to convey rhythmically as well as through its imagery the hesitant, hopeful-but-doubtful feelings that a potentially significant encounter between two people can generate.

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