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Toby Fitch, Jerilderies

Available November 2014

Toby Fitch has published two poetry chapbooks, Quarrels and Everyday Static. His first full-length collection Rawshock won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry in 2012. He lives in Sydney, Australia, and is currently writing a book of “inversions”. 

Description: When Ned Kelly dictated his “Jerilderie Letter” in 1879, he created a legacy ripe for plunder. Cut, pasted and peppered with redactions in Toby Fitch’s Jerilderies, the tangled syntax and rich vocabulary of Kelly’s letter become “the spewy ground” of a bushy unconscious where phantom characters materialise, morph and dissolve — into riddles of economy and sexuality, class and cant. Brindling against law and order — “the man that blowed my brains out” — Jerilderies hits on the myth of discovering a found “native land”.


Toby Fitch, Jerilderies

44pp. 2014. ISBN 978-1-922181-24-4 

dB series 1 (November 2014): 10 collections of poetry edited by Pam Brown, designed by Chris Edwards.

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