A Line in the Sand

Red Room

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

In this special anniversary volume, 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, 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

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Red Room Poetry

Red Room Poetry is Australia’s leading organisation for commissioning, creating, publishing and promoting poetry in meaningful ways. Red Room has a reputation for excellence and invention, delivering projects that are unparalleled in their quality, scale, professional payment of poets, cultural impact, amplification and engagement of poets, students and audiences of all ages.

Reflecting the diversity of Australian voices, Red Room commissions and publishes poetry of all styles and stages (page/ performance/ spoken word/ experimental/ digital/ musical/ visual). Red Room develops creative and critical contexts where poetry is explored across languages, landscapes and mediums in and beyond literary communities to make Australian poetry and creative expression widely accessible.

Pantera Press

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A Line in the Sand
Katy McEwen