Slow Growing Ivy by David Terelinck

David Terelinck’s collection of Tanka Slow Growing Ivy is a testament to the ability of shorter form works to produce great emotion and power. Tanka is a genre of classical Japanese poetry in which poems follow a 5-line structure and verse’s a syllabic pattern....

My Biggest Lie by Luke Brown

Liam, the narrator of Luke Brown’s My Biggest Lie, is a young, hip, glib, literary type with a taste for illicit substances and a precarious relationship with the truth. He has just been dumped by his girlfriend, Sarah, and in the eyes of the world, is responsible for...

The Glove Box and Other Stories by Vivienne Plumb

Vivienne Plumb’s second book, The glove box and other stories, is a collection of short fictional stories about women on the road. Each of her character-driven tales tells of hitchhiking adventures—and misadventures—across the Australian continent. Some of the women...

Fire – an anthology edited by Delys Bird

In her introduction to Fire, a collection of short stories, poems and images from Margaret River Press, editor Delys Bird describes the primal place of fire in our culture, and its kaleidoscopic exploration within the collection. Echoing this sentiment, David Milroy’s...

The Wattle Tree by John Bell and Ben Wood

  Explaining the concept of death and loss to young children can be a difficult subject to tackle for most parents. The Wattle Tree tries to deal with this issue by relaying the story of Molly – a little girl who has lost her Grandma. The prose is sparse and the...