Published: May 2016
'It is rare and electrifying to read poetry with this much at stake. This is Joel Deane's masterwork. Wild, bitter, rapturous, it is his 'Howl' and 'Book of Revelations'. Magnificent!' -- Lisa Gorton
From deeply personal origins, Deane's third poetry collection rises to confront the realities of politics and culture, language and love in contemporary Australia. It is a journey of poetic transfiguration that produces a work of unrivalled power, emotional intensity, and insight.
* Winner of the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize
* Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards
* Shortlisted for the John Bray Poetry Award
* Shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award