edited by Jordie Albiston and Kevin Brophy
Introduction by respected authority on Australian spirituality, David Tacey
Released: October 2015
A meditation on living in a post-religious world, this little book is packed with big ideas about doubt, faith and redemption for the ‘delicate formation of faults’ that runs through human nature.*
Reading these droplets of insight about everyday life is a practice in mindfulness offering the opportunity to lift the veil and gaze at eternity.
‘A mantra that will keep us in one piece’, as the poet Kim Cheng Boey writes, this book allows us to dwell in uncomfortable ideas.
Prayers of a Secular World is a compendium of meditations from over eighty poets including the well-loved Cate Kennedy, Judith Beveridge, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Mark Tredinnick, award-winning poets such as Christine Paice, Lisa Jacobson, Debbi Hamilton and Lesley Lebkowicz.
From their personal experience of our contemporary world, poets such as Ron Pretty, Robyn Rowland, David Brooks and many more have created a language of encounter that is universally resonant. Their blessings and epiphanies, insights and concerns, are the prayer that lives in all of us.
Read more about Jordie Albiston and Kevin Brophy here. Learn more about David Tacey here.
*the phrase ‘delicate formation of faults’ is from the poem ‘Christmas Island’ by Renee Pettitt-Schipp.
edited by Bruce Pascoe
Released: February 2016
The third in this stand out series on love, Australian Love Letters will continue the exploration of love Australian style. The book itself will have a design and quality to match its predecessors Australian Love Poems, edited by Mark Tredinnick and Australian Love Stories, edited by Cate Kennedy.
About the Editor:
Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong, Yuin,Tasmanian man. He published and edited Australian Short Stories Magazine from 1982–1999, authored 27 books, including a language dictionary and language learning resource books for the Wathaurong Community. He appeared in the SBS documentary, First Australians, wrote and performed three theatre plays, and wrote and produced the documentary, Wathaurong Community, for the Wathaurong Aboriginal Corporation. His awards include: the 2013 Prime Minister’s Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2010 Federation of Australian Writers Short Story Award, and the 1999 Australian Literature Award. His most recent novel, Dark Emu, was shortlisted in 2014 Queensland Literary Awards and 2014 Victorian Premier’s Indigenous Awards.