With lyrics rich in rhyme, Homeland Calling is a hip-hop poetry collection that channels culture and challenges stereotypes. The words have all been written by First Nations youth from remote and regional communities around Australia, edited by award-winning author and poet Ellen van Neerven, and brough ...Show more
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Paul Kelly's songs are steeped in poetry. And now he has gathered from around the world the poems he loves - poems that have inspired and challenged him over the years, a number of which he has set to music. This wide-ranging and deeply moving anthology combines the ancient and the modern, the hallowed ...Show more
The "Favourite Poems of Banjo Paterson" have always been, and still remain, firm favourites with most Australians. He was "a poet who captured characters, moments and events which are now part of our national consciousness...no one managed to tell stories which as much wit and humour as 'The Banjo'" Thi ...Show more
A collection of love poems and fierce raps, Millefioriis Omar Musa's third book of poetry. Both dream-like and gritty, it also includes gorgeous illustrations and draft poems from Musa's notebook. Heartbreak, cocaine, colonial violence, memory and cave paintings- this is a world full of unbearable beaut ...Show more
A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the hazards and chances, Angela Carter's witty and bawdy newnovel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identitiesas any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.
In later life Basho turned to Zen Buddhism, and the travel sketched in this volume relfect his attempts to cast off earthly attachments and reach out to spiritual fulfillment. The sketches are written in the "haibun" style--a linking of verse and prose. The title piece, in particular, reveals Basho stri ...Show more
Firmly grounded by the hallmark strengths of all Norton Anthologies thorough and helpful introductory matter, judicious annotation, complete texts wherever possible The Norton Anthology of English Literature has been revitalized in this Eighth Edition through the collaboration between six new editors an ...Show more
David Scott Kastan lucidly explores the remarkable richness and the ambitious design of King Henry IV Part 1 and shows how these complicate any easy sense of what kind of play it is. Conventionally regarded as a history play, much of it is in fact conspicuously invented fiction, and Kastan argues that t ...Show more
A small circus arrives near Trieste - Strong Man, lion, ballerina - from these elements is constructed a contemporary idyll of troubled beauty and humour. With a nod to Robbe-Grillet's 'Jealousy' and 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg', and yet another to 'A Bad Day for the Sung Dynasty', The Circus succeeds i ...Show more
Teachers the world over are despairing these days of how to get students interested in Shakespeare. Acclaimed cartoonist David Messer has created a unique comic book format, which combines the visual impact of a play of film with the literary depth of a conventional text.
In its seventh year, Alan Wearne brings to this collection his endless inquisitiveness and his mastery of the infinite complexity of Australian social life. His selection of 40 poems from Australia's print and online journals shows us of the many radically different ways that poetry can portray lives. W ...Show more