A Line in the Sand: 20 Years of Red Room Poetry Collection By (author) Red Room Poetry

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For twenty years, Red Room Poetry has supported and commissioned Australian poets, from nurturing new and emerging talent to providing a platform for established voices.

In this special anniversary volume with a foreword by Ali Cobby Eckermann, A Line In The Sand, Red Room brings together over eighty pieces from leading poets and public figures in a retrospective that covers twenty years of the best Australian poetry.

With work from poets including Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Tony Birch, Dorothy Porter, Eloise Grills, Sarah Holland-Batt, Jazz Money, Omar Musa, Bruce Pascoe, Maria Tumarkin and Uncle Archie Roach AC, this collection provides illumination, space to speak and to listen, connection between truth and dreams, loss and life.

‘Poetry is pure expression. It’s an infinite canvas for linguistic creativity.’ GRACE TAME

‘Poetry is the purest and most concentrated form of the wonder that is language.’ MAXINE BENEBA CLARKE

‘Science gets us Knowledge, but Poetry gives us Insight.’ DR KARL KRUSZELNICKI