writing a message
with her tongue on my neck
in a language I don't understand,
there are birds
nesting in my hair,
a wild, untranslatable jubilate.
From the snowy balconies of Central Europe to the white-hot suburbs of Sydney, these poems surface from the depths of a life learning to live to the fullest. Affirming that erotic love is one of the highest forms of contemplation, Brooks raises all that is beautiful in this world - and much that is not - so that it may be transformed into the body of the sacred. A stunning new collection by one of the quiet masters of Australian poetry.
OTHER TITLES BY BROOKS, DAVID
Inspired by barrage balloons on the battlefields of France in World War 1, two young Englishmen develop a mutual fascination that will change the course of their lives.
Evidently she knew who I was, or thought she did, since I had apparently needed no introduction and certainly hadn’t received one… She told stories. One could almost say she rushed into them, on the m ...
Guest Editor David Brooks brings to this collection his reputation as a poet of distinction, as well as his acumen as the editor of Australia's oldest literary journal, Southerly. His selection of 40 ...
The Sons of Clovis is a scholarly tour de force. It begins with the Ern Malley affair, establishing previously unrecognised connections between the Australian scene and French symboliste poetry, befor ...
A novel brimming with mystery, confessions, food and philosophy.
Paperback edition coming soon.
A novel brimming with mystery, confessions, food and philosophy. Paperback.
A striking new poetry collection from the author of The Conversation
A writer questions the architecture of words, struggling to capture his ideas before they are lost; a husband excavating beneath his house becomes mesmerised by silence and disappears in search of sol ...