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Angels, like laundry

contemporary Australian poetry

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Angels, like laundry is a collection of 44 contemporary Australian poems by author and barrister Brian Walters.  Each poem has something to say; each draws on a strong individual voice to explore its insight. The poems are gathered under six headings: beginnings, legends and warnings, memories, journeys, reflections and farewells. Each of these groups is complemented by several full-page images to create a rich visual setting. 

Angels, like laundry contains a video clip of an event that informed one poem, while two other poems were the inspiration for contemporary Australian musical compositions, with a recording of those works also to be found in the book.  

In concluding his foreword to Angels, like laundry the celebrated Australian Poet Mark Tredinnick observes:

These poems hold us as if they loved us—and they hold the earth—in their heart, in contemplation and in hope; they remember us in our trials and delights; and they call us into responsibility for our lives. They call us back outside—’onto the earth/ to seek the promised life your singing/ celebrates.’ And they extend to all of us, but the pompous and the predatory, the unforgiving and the cruel, a second chance. As poetry ought.


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  • $5.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Poetry
  • Published: Jan 25, 2019
  • Publisher: Make Books Australia
  • Seller: The Images Factory Pty Ltd
  • Print Length: 65 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.0
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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