“It’s very accomplished, assured all the way through … works well as a collection.” – David Malouf
Congratulations to Tony on a successful launch! “The book’s many morphings, and catastrophes large and small, give and take with empathy, insight and challenge.” If you’d like to read all of Patricia Sykes’ thoughtful and insightful launch speech, scroll down and click.
What are the threads that link staring down an orphan tiger in the Lao jungle, shaking hands with Senator Ted Kennedy in Washington DC and being mugged in Marrakesh?
Spanning five decades and more than forty countries, Back to Earth is a tapestry of people and places. The pilgrim poet stumbles through trouble and truth, learning empathy and strength along the way.
Chance and humour merge in this world, culminating in a procession out of left field – a celebration of wanderlust and joy.
Tony Page is the author of five poetry collections. He has read from his work at the Edinburgh Arts Festival, the Venice Conference on Commonwealth Literature, Shakespeare & Co in Paris, plus venues in the USA. As a theatre director, he has mounted amateur productions of Shakespeare, Beckett and Brecht, among others. For twenty years, he lived in Thailand and Malaysia, but now makes Australia his home. His last book Dawn the Proof was published by Hybrid Publishers in 2016.