Borrowed Riches

Over twenty years or so of writing tanka, my notebooks overflow with poems.

Some have been published in journals and anthologies, some have remained in notebooks or ventured out in email shared with other poets.

Now and then, it seems like a good idea to put the accumulated poems into a little book, as a kind of record of the writing experience, of the life that provoked the words, and of time passing.

Borrowed Riches is the third such little book that I have put together. It contains one hundred tanka written over about a decade. Once again Ginninderra Press has kindly published the collection.

I hope that you will enjoy the poems.

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Divertimento

Divertimento: an instrumental composition in several movements, light and diverting in character.

(Macquarie Dictionary)

Twenty-seven short stories from renowned Australian fiction writer and poet Julie Thorndyke will take you on tantalising journeys in the company of artists and musicians, mothers and daughters, writers and lovers, as they make brave, desperate and audacious life choices.

Survival, desire, disaster; misadventure, murder and magic combine in this unique collection of tales set in locations including old rural Australia, present day cities and the distant mystical past.

Earthquake, flood, fire; stolen babies and lost children; homelessness and betrayal; ghosts, mystics and dreams— each story offers a chance to step into the shoes of closely imagined characters as they act out their unique answers to the question: “What if?”

Divertimento offers a chance to step briefly into the shoes of a protagonist and discover how it feels to steal, love, and murder . . . and live to tell the tale.

“skilled wordplay and gorgeous imagery”

“enthralling right from the beginning”

“a delightful read”

SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS NSW BOOK AWARDS SHORTLISTED AUTHOR

WINNER OF FAW PAULINE WALSH SHORT STORY AWARD

WINNER OF JOHN KELLY SHORT STORY AWARD

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