The West: Australian Poems 1989-2009
The West represents twenty years of work by internationally renowned poet John Mateer.
This is the first time his Australian poems have been published together in one volume and it is a timely and rewarding retrospective. Taking its bearings from the Indian Ocean, Mateer’s poetry crisscrosses the continent, inviting the reader on a journey into the psyche, culture and landscape of this country.
Introduction by Martin Harrison
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘John Mateer is one of Australia’s finest and most interesting poets.’ West Australian
‘Mateer is … a great travel-poet … The West carries with it the full complexity of its author’s personality and background.’ Australian Poetry Review