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Lines for Birds: Poems & Paintings
Lines for Birds is the result of a rich collaboration between two distinguished artists, both long fascinated by nature’s beauty and power. Containing lush images by acclaimed painter John Wolseley and words by award-winning poet Barry Hill, this dazzling book weaves together a conversation between two venerable artists who, in a world of endangered nature, celebrate joy.
The book follows the flight paths and habitats of birds, from the Victorian Mallee to the forests of South East Asia, to Japan and the South of France.
This remarkable collection captures the very essence of Bird – its energy, inquisitiveness and daring – and is proof that these creatures suggest new ways of telling stories about the Earth.
Shortlisted – 2011 WA Premier’s Book Awards (Poetry)
Shortlisted – 2011 QLD Premier’s Literary Awards (Arts Queensland Judith Wright Calanthe Award)
Praise for Lines for Birds:
Lines for Birds is a unique conversation between poet and painter…The combination of word and image and their interplay creates an intensity of perception and feeling that one or other alone might not reach so easily.NONIE SHARP, ARENA MAGAZINE
Collaborations between poets and painters go back a long way. Rarely, however, are they managed as seamlessly as in this elegantly produced book from the innovative press of the University of Western Australia.GEOFF PAGE, CANBERRA TIMES
Hill and Wolseley have worked together subtly, inventively, to create a book of beauty and delight.AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW
Anyone who explores this exquisite book of poems and paintings will end up seeing angels everywhere.SATURDAY AGE