Review: More Farewells

Amelia Fielden, Ginninderra Press, 2020

More Farewells is Amelia Fielden’s eighth book of original tanka poetry in English. She’s also collaborated with other poets in six volumes, translated or co-translated 28 volumes of Japanese poetry and edited or co-edited seven anthologies of tanka verse — all in the last twenty years or so. 

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Here it is…

My new chapbook – Shorely – is here to download (just click the image) – or if you want the printed version visit Ginninderra Press (Australian purchases only I’m afraid).

Shorely is a collection of recent poetry looking shorewards. More than 85% of settler Australians live within a half-hour drive of the coast – we’re a nation that loves looking at the shore. These poems explore that gaze – from the drowning of a Prime Minister, to a trashed coastal environment, to the trans-oceanic journey of a favourite root vegetable. I hope you enjoy Shorely.


Thanks to everyone who read and commented on earlier versions of these poems, particularly Ross Gillett, editor, mentor and poet. You can find some of his marvellous poetry here.

Shorely – my first chapbook

Later this month, the wonderful Ginninderra Press are publishing my first chapbook ‘Shorely’ as part of their Pocket Poets series.

‘Shorely’ has 24 pages of my favourite poems from the last year or so brought together in one volume including this one.

In the next few days, I’ll publish a copy here for you to download for free but if you want the real deal, visit Ginninderra’s website and pick up some terrific Australian poetry.


Image: Mural, Port Kembla Olympic Pool.