Poetry by John Foulcher

 

 

‘Simple, direct and convincing, Foulcher’s poetry reflects common human experiences — joy in the present, regret for the errors and omissions of the past and faith, mixed with a dash of apprehension, for the future’.

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature

 

101 Poems

 
160108 JF101P coverNew in 2016: 101 Poems – the best poems from 9 collections published over 30 years.  Launched by Geoff Page in Canberra in November 2015101 Poems is the first in a new series of selected poems from Pitt Street Poetry which will bring together the best work of Australia’s leading poets as collectable, definitive editions.   Foulcher’s poetry is the paradigm of the poetry Pitt Street Poetry publishes: thoughtful, superbly crafted, witty, personal and profound. 101 Poems collects work published in nine collections over a thirty year period, from Light Pressure (1982) to The Sunset Assumption (2012).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Voices have pierced the concrete,
they riddle me with memory.
She lies transfigured. I wait
and with my other hand reach up,
touch fingers wriggling from the slab.
Something is whispered. I remember tears, afternoons.
Soon there will be the night air,
the flashes of wind, cameras waiting
with my future. Though I have only this day, this moment.
I have raised my hand from black water,
I have felt the diminishing ripples
lapping at me. I have listened,
I have heard the quiet sentences.

 

 

 

The Sunset Assumption

John Foulcher’s most recent collection is The Sunset Assumption (2012)  available as a limited edition hardback, a paperback and an e-book.

 

Light Pressure

We have also reprinted his first collection Light Pressure (1983) in pocket paperback and ebook formats.

 

You can buy all these books on line now on this page by simply scrolling down to our internet shopping.
Or you can learn more by visiting his website or his Wikipedia entry.
Or you can read his poetry right now by clicking on the sample poems link below.

 

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Sample Poems

Resources and Teaching Notes

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101 Poems 2015

John Foulcher.  101 Poems
John Foulcher. 101 Poems

Paperback. ISBN 978-1-922080-64-6
174 pages. B format paperback 198x128mm
Monochrome cover with French flaps

Price: A$32.00

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The Sunset Assumption 2012

The Sunset Assumption (limited edition hardback)
The Sunset Assumption (limited edition hardback)

John Foulcher’s ninth collection launched in July 2012.
276 signed and numbered copies.
Watercolours by Swiss artist Judit Villiger
Sewn cloth bound volume with a blue silk bookmark ribbon
88pp. 230 x 145 mm

Price: A$50.00

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The Sunset Assumption (paperback)
The Sunset Assumption (paperback)

B format paperback. 77 pages. 198 x 128mm.

Price: A$25.00

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The Sunset Assumption (e-book in e-pub format)
The Sunset Assumption (e-book in e-pub format)

John Foulcher’s brand new 2012 poetry collection, launched in July, yours for immediate download formatted for most common e-book readers (including the Apple iBooks reader) EXCEPT for the Amazon Kindle family of e-book readers.

Price: A$5.00

The Sunset Assumption (e-book in Kindle format)
The Sunset Assumption (e-book in Kindle format)

John Foulcher’s brand new 2012 collection, yours for immediate download as an e-book formatted for the Amazon Kindle family of e-readers

Price: A$5.00

 

Light Pressure 1983

Light Pressure (pocket paperback)
Light Pressure (pocket paperback)

110x160mm
John Foulcher’s first book of poetry, originally published in 1983, has now been republished as a slim paperback which fits comfortably into your pocket.
Buy yourself a copy today!

Postage A$2 within Australia.
Postage A$5 to the rest of the world.

Price: A$15.00

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Light Pressure (e-book in Kindle format)
Light Pressure (e-book in Kindle format)

John Foulcher’s first book of poetry Light Pressure has been republished as an e-book in the mobi format which can be read on the Amazon Kindle.

Price: A$5.00

Light Pressure (e-book in e-pub format)
Light Pressure (e-book in e-pub format)

John Foulcher’s first book of poetry Light Pressure has been republished as an e-book in the e-pub format, compatible with most e-readers except the Kindle

Price: A$5.00

 

 

 
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