Andrew Taylor

Central to Andrew Taylor’s Shore Lines is a sequence of poems written during the bushfire season of 2019 and the subsequent Covid pandemic. During a period of national trauma, the poems find consolation in the powerful regenerative energy of the natural world. The setting of the beach suburb of Coogee reflects an ongoing interest in Australia’s coastline, which is also a central image in a number of poems that explore the poet’s childhood and family life. Several poems are obituaries for those dear to him, and others explore elements of personal and family history, including the consequences of his ancestors’ role as pioneers in the early settlement of Victoria. Many poems reflect an interest in natural phenomena such as landscape, the weather and, particularly, birds and, in the ocean, the whales that traverse the NSW and Victorian coast.

Shore Lines will launch Thursday 8th June, 6.30pm for 7.00pm, The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW

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Pitt Street Poetry was founded by Linsay and John Knight in 2012 as an imprint of the boutique publishing company Entirely Beautiful Books
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Jean Kent @ NWF2023

A huge congratulations to Jean Kent on the successful launch of her latest anthology The Shadow Box at the Newcastle Writers Festival on Sunday 2nd April. Hosted by John Foulcher. #NWF2023 #poetrybook #newpoetry  #poetryreading #pittstreet poetry #jeankentpoet

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Successful Sydney launch for Sarah Day

Warm thanks to Dan Jordon and the team at Roaring Stories, Balmain, for hosting another landmark PSP event. At least seven of Australia’s finest poets (not to mention at least one legendary novelist) were in the room, so the Q+A was on the stratospheric side. Congratulations Sarah on your new collection Slack Tide, with thanks […]

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New Poet to PSP Coming Soon

BOOK LAUNCH A celebration of “Shore Lines” by Andrew Taylor published by Pitt Street Poetry and launched by Judith Beveridge. WHEN Thursday 8th June, 6.30pm for 7.00pmWHERE The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW

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