Release date: 3rd January 2024
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About the Book:
“I saved the pieces of you when you fell apart”
Robert Adamson wrote that Robbie Coburn’s poems “come from tough experiences, yet are created with a muscular craft that glows with alert intelligence”.
Largely set within stark farmland and surreal, nightmarish dreams, Coburn’s new collection of poems, Ghost Poetry, is haunted by depression, trauma, addiction, memory, regret, and the spectre of mutilation and violence inflicted on the human body, accompanied by the desire to leave.
But through this, there is always the process of the poet writing; an act that both dissects and preserves experience and suffering, but ultimately creates an engine of survival (to quote Leonard Cohen).
Always vulnerable, and often confronting and harrowing, Ghost Poetry is a beautifully crafted and important work that will scar the reader.
About the Author:
Robbie Coburn’s books include The Other Flesh and Rain Season. He has also published several chapbooks.
His poems have been published in Poetry, Meanjin, Island, Westerly, and elsewhere, and anthologised in books including Writing to the Wire and To End All Wars.
Additionally, Coburn’s haiku has been published widely, including in Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest and Frogpond, and anthologised in a hole in the light: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2018.
Born in 1994, Coburn grew up on his family’s farm in Woodstock, Victoria. He is currently based in Melbourne.