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Abandoned Novel
Abandoned Novel

Abandoned Novel


64 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9780864735294

Rights: WOR X NZ

Victoria University Press (Apr 2007)

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Combining ideas, information, and language from a broad range of sources, and transforming them into lines that are both deliberately prosaic and mysteriously musical, this collection of 60 decasyllabic sonnets are both formally rigorous and bracingly antipoetic. From the opening evocation of a high-wire act through highly ironic explorations of ideas of literary immortality, to a ceremony of "at homeness" in Bolton Street Cemetery, this book traces a fascinating arc while introducing a striking new voice to poetry.

Author Biography

David Beach is a mail sorter and a poet who has had work published in The Australian, The Bulletin, The Canberra Times, Island, Overland, Quadrant, Southerly, and The Sydney Morning Herald.