*Banner image cropped from the cover of Wendy Fleming's 'Backyard Lemon' (MPU 2014)
My, what a big list of books you have...
Going back some 16 years (remember where you were in the year 2000?) this list of MPU published chapbooks and collections is a pretty amazing historical document of the Melbourne poetry scene. A number of the poets featured are no longer with us, and many are still going from strength to strength. The MPU wears many hats and our publishing arm is one that we are particularly proud of.
Now here at the Melbourne Poets Union we are diligent, hardworking (modest!) and ambitious for our poets. So the plan is that this page will, over the next year to 18 months (because your webmaster is only human) have a page for every book we've ever published. Bold? Yes, yes it is.
Looking at the list you can get an idea of how massive a task this actually is, just to compile information on the solo chapbooks before event starting on the collections and anthologies.
Now here's where you come in. If you are one of our past chapbook poets you could help out massively by downloading the attached form, filling in as many of the details as possible, and sending it to us at email@example.com.
As the individual poet pages are added, the list below the form is where you'll find the links.
Essentially, every time a chapbook title changes colour that means a new page is born. Aww. And oh lord what have I started????????????????????
MPU - Union Poets Series
- Charles D’Anastasi, The unreliable harbour (2006)
- John Egan, Not the Rain, the Wind (2006)
- Eddy Burger, Funny & Strange (2007)
- Rhonda Poholke, If you are quiet (2007)
- Carla de Goede, Those Hairy Letters (2007)
- Fred Curtis, Toes That Wiggle in a Hot Bath (2007)
- Michael Reynolds, Upon Finding a Chair in the Forest (2008)
- Leon Shann, Perfect Yorkshire (2008)
- Sue King-Smith, An Accumulation of Small Killings (2008)
- Anne Elvey, Stolen Heath (2009)
- Cassy Nunan, This Life Takes Passengers (2010)
- Gwen McCallum, The Hole in Lola’s Tights (2010)
- Carla Sari, The Periphery of the Mind (2011)
- Kevin Bonnett, De-icing the Wings (2013)
- Debi Hamilton, Being Alone (2013)
- David Francis, Promises in the night (2013)
- Nola Firth, Even if the Sun (2013)
- Judyth Keighran, Shorelines (2013)
- Wendy Fleming, Backyard Lemon (2014)
- Robyn Peck, Shade to A Cow (2015) (page inprogress)
- Alana Kelsall, The Distance Between Us (2015)
- Katherine E. Seppings, When Embers Dance (2015)
- Bronwyn Blaiklock, Etching My Initials (2016)
Anthologies published by MPU
- across the margin (2000)
- This Vision Thing (2004)
- hidden treasure Multicultural Voices of Melbourne (2008)
- P @W Poems Poets @ Watsonia (2008)
- Land Lines: Anthology of Regional Poets (2010)
- The Attitude of Cups: Anthology of Tea, Wine and Coffee (2011)
- From Here: Anthology of Travel Poems, Poets @ Watsonia (2012)
Various MPU chapbooks
- only empty skin (2002)
- ur-burbia (2003)
- kickers & knockers (2005)
- Prosody (2007) Handbook by Fred Curtis