The Sly Night Creatures of Desire

The Sly Night Creatures of Desire


The newest collection of poetry by Melbourne poet Debi Hamilton

SKU: 978-1-925272-52-9 Category: Product ID: 4189


“Subtle, multiple implications …” Read John Jenkin’s launch speech here img_3855

A beautiful collection of poems in three sections:

I: A Thrill of Cold Stars – prose poems exploring the dark side of fairy tales, nature, relationships

II: The Grateful Wounds – dealing with breast cancer

III: The Sly Night Creatures of Desire – love and loss, joy and grief, sensuality and eroticism

“These are luminous poems of survival and hope, made with mischief and moral seriousness and love. Debi Hamilton writes poems that are kind, elegant and sly. One finds solace in their craft, humanity, intelligence and poise. One finds inspiration in their gentle intelligence, their unassuming accomplishment. The poems in The Sly Night Creatures of Desire are clever, consoling experiments, meditations on desire, death and the everyday gifts of garden and light and affection, fashioned in the ecotone between lyric prose and plainspoken poetry. Beautiful still lives, love poems of deep maturity.”
– Mark Tredinnick, celebrated Australian poet, essayist and teacher

“Debi Hamilton has transitioned from psychology to poetry with a passion and enthusiasm that is infectious.”
– Claire Gaskin, author of Paperweight

About the author: Debi Hamilton is a writer, psychologist and award-winning poet. She ran a private practice as a psychologist for twenty years before turning to writing three years ago. She has since won several awards and commendations, and a number of her short stories, non-fiction pieces, and poems have been published. Her first collection of poetry, Being Alone, was published in July 2013. She was joint first prize winner in the 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize. She lives in Melbourne.










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