Over the past year i have created my debut poetry collection, 'Cry of the Curlew'.
The collection was written and is anchored in Pinchgut Creek, on Wiradjuri country.
The inaugural launch will be at Pinchgut Creek, at Dirnaseer Hall, Dirnaseer on 10th June 2018 at 2.30pm.
You can pre-order your copy of Allis Hamilton's debut poetry collection,
'Cry of the Curlew – Poems of Pinchgut Creek' here.
The collection will be released on Sunday 10th June 2018.
Any orders before then will be posted on Tuesday 12th June 2018.
Cry of the Curlew is a poetry collection anchored in and around Pinchgut Creek on Wiradjuri country. Allis Hamilton fetched poems from the wings of birds, wrestled words from the mouth of the wind, notated movement of the grasses into verse that will lead you to the hills of her home.
“The first poem in Allis Hamilton’s collection is irresistibly captivating. Her grammar and the detail and depth of her perception will stop readers in their tracks. In all her work, she seems to be at one with what she writes about, and she writes with open-hearted and full consciousness of the individuality of everything she describes. The freshness of her language, and the subtlety of her poetic craft mirror her delight at being party to the endless revelations of the earth. I haven’t read any Australian poetry so joyously alert to the things one can love for such a long time that it comes as a joy to think one can still revel in life itself.”
MICHAEL SHARKEY – former editor of Australian Poetry Journal
Along with this paperback edition, I have also created 14 handmade hardback versions of the book, each with their own individual hand drawn images from 14 different aspects of the property as their cover. These will be launched on the day. Images and details of the hardback books will be added at a later date. If you are interested in obtaining a hardback book, lease send me an email through the contact page.