Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time (paperback)
Ordinary Time (paperback)
Paperback B format 128 x 198 mm. 90 pages. Full colour cover.
ISBN 978-1-922080-13-4.
Price: A$28.00
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“I don’t know if I can tell you the truth. What if truth were prismatic, everyone looking through fruit-coloured panes?”

So begins a conversation between two people who have never met. Join Anthony Lawrence and Audrey Molloy on a lyrical journey through time and space, exploring themes of impermanence, distance, extinction, friendship and love, through the natural and imagined landscapes of time travel.



‘In Ordinary Time, two poets explore what it means to take on ‘the shape of curiosity’, the ‘prismatic’ truth of things. Then they allow us to eavesdrop. Delightful. Written in a form that evokes unsteady pillars but also the sudden sight of a murmuration, these poems range far but always bring us home.’

Helen Mort, author of The Illustrated Woman (Chatto & Windus, 2022, shortlisted for the 2022 Forward Prize for Best Collection)

101 Poems

AL 101 Poems (paperback)
AL 101 Poems (paperback)
Paperback B format 128 x 198 mm. 240 pages. Full colour cover.
ISBN 978-1-922080-62-2.
Price: A$32.00
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Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence, born 1957, in Tamworth, New South Wales, has published fifteen books of poetry and his work has won many of Australia’s most prestigious awards, including the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. He teaches Writing Poetry at Griffith University, Gold Coast, and lives on Moreton Bay, Queensland.

You can find more information
about Anthony Lawrence

at Poetry Chicago
at Poetry Archive
at Poem Hunter


Headwaters (paperback)
Headwaters (paperback)
Paperback with French Flaps. B format 128 x 198 mm. 92 pages. Full colour cover.
ISBN 978-1-922080-60-8.
Cover woodcut by Julie Manning.
Published November 2015.
Price: A$28.00
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Headwaters marries an extraordinary gift for observation of the natural world and an exquisite
appreciation of human creatureliness with marvellous linguistic precision to create a singular, life-affirming music.

John Burnside

Anthony Lawrence’s stature as one of Australia’s leading poets was recognised in 2015 with the coveted Philip Hodgins medal, and is regularly reinforced by his many victories in poetry competitions: the inaugural Judith Wright Calanthe Award, the Gwen Harwood, the Blake, the Kenneth Slessor, the Peter Porter, and most recently the prestigious 2015 Newcastle Poetry Prize, his third.

Yet it is not his prizes we cherish, but the essence of his poetry:

Two shot glasses, lit from within
by sixteen year old Lagavulin.
A lemon tree, cut back with the imprecision
only a bread knife can bring
to organic joinery.

Headwaters is the fourteenth collection from a widely revered poet writing at the height of his passions.

Find yourself a shot glass, take a seat, and take a shot.