Paperback | Sep 2019 | Polygon | 9781846975004 | 96pp | 198x129mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$19.99, NZD$24.99
Bale Fire is a book in three cycles. The first explores the darker side of communities in decline. The middle is a transposition of elements and characters of the Odyssey to a Scottish hill farm and its neighbours. The final part looks at the idea of harvest and loss. Jim Carruth offers here both a celebration and an elegy.
The poems in this collection address the themes of our time: war, friendship, honesty, violence, humanity and love.
'These are poems that will last as long as the land and the people they grew from' — John Glenday