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  • Launch: Tranter, Lilley, Carruthers at Gleebooks, Sunday September 29.

    Join Vagabond Press for the launch of the three latest titles in our iconic Rare Objects Series. Take the chance to pick up signed limited editions from John Tranter, Kate Lilley and A.J.Carruthers, hear them read and generally celebrate the state of the art.'Ten Sonnets' by John Tranter'Realia' by Kate Lilley'The Tulip Beds' by A.J. CarruthersTo be launched by John FrowLaunch: Sunday September 29, 3:30 for 4pmVenue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, GlebeCost: Free!Bookings essential: (02) 9660 2333 or http://bit.ly/18ALx3W

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  • Launch of J.S.Harry's 'Public Private', Gleebooks, September 14, 3.30pm

    Please join us for the launch of J.S.Harry's 'Public Private' and to celebrate one of Australia's most original poets with some of the many people who love her as a poet and a friend.J.S. Harry has published seven collections of poetry and is one of the most critically acclaimed and original poets of her generation. 'Public Private' is her first volume since the Age Book of the Year 'Not Finding Wittgenstein' (Giramondo, 2007), which was also published in Britain by Bloodaxe (2012). Join several of her fellow poets and friends including David Malouf, Joanne Burns, Nicolette Stasko and John Stephenson,...

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  • Rare Object launch: Malouf, Adamson, Harrison & Aitken

    Rare Object Launch Thursday, May 23 2013 10.00-11.00am Sydney Writers Festival Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay We are overjoyed to welcome long-time fellow traveller Luke Davies to launch new Rare Objects by David Malouf, Robert Adamson, Martin Harrison and Adam Aitken.  

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  • Elizabeth Allen's 'Body Language' wins FAW Anne Elder Award 2012

    We're thrilled to announce that our very own Elizabeth Allen has one the prestigious Anne Elder Award for Best First Collection of Australia Poetry in the last year. Here's what the judges said, "Elizabeth Allen may have wanted to 'write a poem about putting on the washing, taking the rubbish out, catching the bus home' but within these everyday themes, she evokes the complexity of emotions within any human relationships. This is a clear, accessible and cohesive collection." Huge congrats to Liz. Get your copies here, and Liz might even sign your copy for you as she pops it in...

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  • Xmas Special on some of the bigger Vagabonds.

    We seriously have to make room for the new titles and get some cash together for the printers. Help save Liz's rafters and get the printers' kids through school. So... Titles available until December 25 for $15: Jessica L. Wilkinson, marionette Yan Jun, You Jump To Another Dream Ali Cobby Eckermann, Love dreaming & other poems Lionel Fogarty, Mogwie Idan: Stories of the land Jan-Willem Anker, I didn't know what Elizabeth Allen, Body Language Chris Edwards, People of Earth  Louis Armand, Letters from Ausland Ken Bolton, A whistled bit of bop Leith Morton, Tokyo Yasuhiro Yotsumoto, Family Room  John Kinsella,...

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  • Rare Objects for $7.50 each for xmas

    Just enter 'XMAS3' in the discount box at check out to receive 50% of all remaining Rare Objects. 'Chooks' for $7.50 a peep, a brood! Two 'Family Idiot's for $15! Or 'Night Birds' $7.50 a host! Or get 'Under Rats' for the same. Yikes! Go on stuff 'em in your hamper, stuff 'em in your bon bons, hang them on your xmas tree. Send them to friends with your New Years cards to get 2013 smashingly started well. Titles available from Nick Whittock, Nikki Stasko, Zen Kelen,Kit Kelen, Adrian Wiggins, Niobe Syme, James Stuart, Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng, Jill Jones, Eddie Paterson, Fiona Hile, Corey Wakeling, Michelle Cahill, Judith...

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  • Ali Alizadeh’s October 18 Melbourne launch speech for Jessica L. Wilkinson’s marionette: a biography of miss marion davies

    Jessica Wilkinson’s marionette: a biography of miss marion davies is a major new work, and I’m delighted to have been asked to launch it. I’m thankful to its author for also providing me with the topic for a literary article and also a chapter of an academic monograph that I’m currently working on. My monograph will be about the radical works of contemporary Australian poetry that break with the existing modes of aesthetics, which I see, after the philosopher Alain Badiou, as regimes of didacticism (or realism), romanticism (or postmodernism) and classicism (or lyricism). I believe Dr. Wilkinson’s book is...

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  • Nick Riemer's October 10 launch speech

    We’d obviously be here all night if I tried to do justice to each of the five books being launched, so I’ll simply limit myself to some brief remarks about each and then let the poets read, since I don’t think there’s anything I could say which would be preferable to just listening to their work. It’s a real privilege to have two visiting poets, Yan Jun and Jan-Willen Anker, with us here for the launch of their books. Vagabond’s doing a real service in publishing the first full English collection of both poets. I’ll get to Jan-Willem’s book later,...

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  • Welcome to the new Vagabond Press Website

    Welcome to the new Vagabond Press site, just in time for the October release of the first full-length collections of poetry from Ali Cobby Eckermann and Jess Wilkinson, the first full-length collections in English from Yan Jun (China) and Jan-Willem Anker (Netherlands), and the first new full-length collection of poetry from Lionel Fogarty in many years. We hope you enjoy browsing through our backlist and enjoy the beautiful cover art by Kay Orchison and others, running back to 1999 when we started off rambling for no better reason than having a desktop printer, good friends, a couple good manuscripts and...

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