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River of Verse

River of Verse
A Tasmanian Journey 1800-2004
Edited by Helen Gee
Published by Back River Press
ISBN: 0 646 44182 5

Helen Gee, writer and poet, has edited a spectacular collection of verse written about Tasmania from the earliest days until early in the 21st century, the place, its people, history and culture.

It begins with two traditional Aboriginal songs and showcases the work of some 150 poets, some Tasmanian born, some comparitive newcomers, some who visited briefly. As Gee writes: ‘I followed a very simple rule: if the verse was essentially Tasmanian and I really liked it, I included it.’

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