Opening the Windows to Catch the Sea Breeze: Selected poems 1983-2011

Author(s): Geoff Goodfellow


Geoff Goodfellow has performed his poetry to prisoners and primary-school children, in tiny pubs and at international literary festivals. Opening the Windows to Catch the Sea Breeze showcases Geoff's personal favourites, poems that audiences have requested time and again. 'People's poet Geoff Goodfellow knows how to boil down life's raw and tender moments into a few poignant words.' - Blanche Clark, Herald Sun Weekend 'There's a lot of anger inside the hard man of Australian poetry ...But neither is he afraid of revealing softer emotions ("I'm really just a pussy cat," he claims). He's written about his sister, who was beaten up severely by her husband, about the down-and-out characters who populate the street where he lives, about a lot of people whom poetry isn't normally about.' - Nikki Barrowclough, Good Weekend 'He has long been an evangelist for the power of poetry to connect with each and every life in a world saturated with sophisticated noise.' - Rosemary Sorensen, Courier-Mail 'Goodfellow is a master of understatement, displaying language-use from a time when people crafted spoken utterance as they might a neon sign or an engine-part, with an industrial-age pride in the job.' - Kerry Leves, Overland


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General Fields

  • : 9781743052952
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : Wakefield Press
  • : 0.32
  • : February 2014
  • : 210mm X 140mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : Geoff Goodfellow
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 224