Living Room–poems from the Centre (ed. Jan Owen) 2003
‘Spacious, honest poems, full of vitality, often open to humour’ says editor Jan Owen, herself a prize winning poet, of this central Australian poetry collection. Ten poets contributed to the collection, evoking life and relationships in many places, both real and imagined, as well as the ‘living room’ of central Australia.
for the dry country (Meg Mooney, illustrated by Sally Mumford) 2005
“This book by Meg Mooney and Sally Mumford is a book with a quietly authoritative speech and image in which one can hear the beating of that heart in the heart, that breathing of a parched country haunted by a long-ago sea. …Books that take you to the heart of the heart are rare and precious, as are books that tell their story so honestly and so beautifully.”
Peter Bishop, Creative Director, Varuna – The Writers’ House, New South Wales
The milk in the sky (ed. Janet Hutchinson) 2006
…“These writings take us on the road, out bush, onto stations, into town. They allow us glimpses into workplaces and family kitchens, pubs and suburban backyards. They let us bed down in plush resorts, small communities and faithful old swags. They introduce us to old-timers as well as newcomers, in several senses of those words. They give us the chance to stare at the expanse, breathe the air, sip the precious water, rub the sand off our hands and greet each other under that immense, sparkling canopy. Above all, they say, ‘Come on in.’”
Janet Hutchinson – editor
Fishtails in the dust (ed. Janet Hutchinson) 2009
‘This important book is very much the potent messenger for our times from the writers who are searching for the words to the stories from their hearts, and I have found there is much to think about from reading these marvelous stories and poems’ Alexis Wright, author of Carpentaria winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2007.