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Getting By    Not Fitting In

(Island Press, 2016) $20.00 (Aust)

 

 

self-aware, debonair, generous, weary, even despondent, yet never despairing. Dominique Hecq

An undercurrent of darkness without giving up, or giving in Myra King

possesses the same Wickensian kaleidoscopic concision, wit and dexterity Carol Jenkins

 

 

Send cheque (Aust Currency) to Island Press

29 Park Road, Woodford 2778

NSW, Australia

p.hammial@tpg.com.au

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El Asombrado

(Rochford St, 2015)

A selection of work from that last 15 years in Spanish & English

http://elasombrado.com/

a free e-book. Alternately, PDF copies can be obtained for just $1 from

http://elasombrado.com/rochford-street-press/purchase-el-asombrado/

 

 

 

 

 

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Sea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience)

(Puncher & Wattmann, 2013) $24 (Aust)

 

...the mixture of prawn-on-the-barbie, stale beer and thongs suburban, with a sophisticated lyricism and openness to nature... harvesting poetic truffles;

 line after line seems to have arrived entire. John Watson, Southerly

 

is determined to take the reader on a dive beneath. It took me on a voyage which I found bracing and stimulating at the same time as it did

not turn away from the discomforting reality of the costs our lives inflict on our futures. Rae Desmond Jones

 

Les Wicks has a capacity to invest ordinary truisms with moral and metaphysical nuances…these are tip-of-the-iceberg poems –

 a surface you can see and admire, but with hidden depths that are both wonderful and disturbing. David Gilbey, ABC Radio

 

... an odyssey buoyed by hope and reckless humour. Rebecca Kylie Law, Rochford St Review

 

Wicks works his ideas through images rather than argument. The poems are visceral;

each shaped towards an emotional experience. John Upton, Mascara

 

 

 

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Barking Wings

(PressPress, 2012) $9.90 (Aust)

 

...image piled up on image, words and sounds crashing to together and, even when we can see ‘blue sky’ for a few lines,

we are always aware that another surprise is only a line break away. Mark Roberts Rochford St Review

...cheeky, wry, slightly errant and wayward, sometimes perverse or wicked... Paul Cliff

 

Books available directly from the publisher.  PO Box 94 Berry, NSW 2535 Australia

See: http://www.presspress.com.au/

Email:  info@presspress.com.au

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Shadows of the Read

(Krok, 2011) Ukraine $10.00 (Aust)

 

in Ukrainian & English - only available through

http://krokbooks.com

Australian stock sold out.

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The Ambrosiacs

(Island Press, 2009) $22.00 (Aust)

 

…intense, quite relentless, often dark and pessimistic. But this of course is not the whole story, for within these pages

are striking moments of grace, awareness, acceptance, restitution… joanne burns

...the poetry is firmly anchored in the recognisably here and now of the material world, craftily exploiting tensions

 between the natural world and the depredations of short-sighted materialism and consumerism. Cliff Forshaw

 

Send cheque (Aust Currency) to Island Press

29 Park Road, Woodford 2778

NSW, Australia

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Stories of the Feet

(Five Islands Press, 2004) $18.95 (Aust)

 

In Australia, dramatic narratives, in a variety of styles, still have a vitality that at least matches,

perhaps outshines what other English poetries can show…[“Two Ghosts…” featured herein] with

its oral manner, builds up an eerie tension… Christopher Pollnitz , Ulitarra

 

We need a book like this once in a while to remind ourselves that poets document contemporary society in a way

that social scientists never will. With Stories of the Feet, Les Wicks focuses his rearview mirror on us.  Rob Walker, Cordite

 

Les is your tour guide to the real Australia, a land of Emus and Kangaroos indeed,

also a land of dead bodies covered in sheets, or cold nights thumbing rides along deserted highways…

Another fabulous book, from a great poet. Paul Gilbert, Above Ground Testing

 

No stock remaining with publisher. Author has some copies via Paypal email.

 

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Appetites of Light

(PressPress, 2002) $7.70 (Aust)

 

Wicks lights the desires, ideas, acceptance & epiphanies of his everyday Australian protagonists in a

… rich, impressionistic, resonant way. Christine Ferrari

 

…a fresh, strong, humanistic voice… Patricia Prime, Stylus

 

Books available directly from the publisher.  PO Box 94 Berry, NSW 2535 Australia

See: http://www.presspress.com.au/

Email:  info@presspress.com.au

 

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The Ways of Waves

(SideWaLK [Poets], 2000) $10.00 (Aust)

 

...summer through a sharply focused lens, a sudden wit and quick shifts of tone and mood. ...he is chameleon, restless, full of questions, refusing to be pinned down. Happily moving here & there, amused, bemused, shaking his head in disbelief, belief…  in love with it all.    Brook Emery

 

encapsulates Australian beach culture….poems so bright you need Ray Bans. Smell the briny & the blockout; feel the salt in your hair, the sand in your socks… Mark O’Flynn, Famous Reporter

 

Out of print.

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Nitty Gritty

(Five Islands, 1997) $13.00 (Aust)

 

....assembles an amazing cast of people in recognisable often dark places. With fine detail, their domestic & working lives are brilliantly portrayed. Anthony Lawrence

varied, nimble, humane, wry & well timed  Jennifer Maiden

 

Out of print.

 

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Tickle

(Island Press, 1993) $13.00 (Aust)

 

marvellous humour, deft satire & the comfort of remembering  Silvana Gardner, Imago

personal & engaging, accessible & immediate  Warwick Wynne, Aust. Book Review

 

No stock remaining with publisher. Author has a couple of copies. Contact leswicks@hotmail.com

 

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Cannibals

(Rochford St, 1985)

 

…a tougher voice…Tom Thompson, National Times

grittiness  the Age

 

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The Vanguard Sleeps In

(Glandular, 1981)

 

Broad satire & comedy…good sleazy fun  Rae Desmond Jones

…vivid & realistic… Honi Soit

…induces a love/hate suspension about the city Inprint

 

Out of print.

 

 

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