Margaret River Press

This elegantly designed publication on textured paper and hand cut pages will make an ideal gift for the wine and poetry enthusiast. 

A collection of poetry by award winning Australian poets to accompany ten select Cullen Wines along with the story of Cullen Wines and its commitment to excellence and organic farming.

Poets in the collection

Margaret River resident Miriam Wei Wei Lo studied writing at the universities of Western Australia and Queensland. Her first collection, Against Certain Capture, won the West Australian Premier’s Prize for Poetry in 2005. She has also won the F.W. Simpson Prize. Although she has limited her output over the past five years due to her intensive child-rearing, the poems she has produced have been widely anthologised, appearing in collections such as Over There: Poems from Singapore and Australia, Windchimes: Asia in Australian Poetry and the Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry

Andrew Taylor is the author of more than sixteen books of poetry that include The unhaunting, (Salt Publishing, Cambridge, 2009) Collected poems (Salt Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2004, Rome (ICLL, Perth, 2005), Regret about the wolves (Picaro Press, Sydney, 2006) and Miracles of disbelief, (Leros Press, Canberra, 1985). In 1986 he was the Asia-Pacific winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and in 1996 he was awarded the Western Australian Premier’s prize for poetry. In 2004 he was Writer in Residence at the BR Whiting Library in Rome, where he wrote a book-length poem (Rome) and translated a selection of the poetry of the Italian Nobel Prize winner, Eugenio Montale. His poetry has been translated into numerous languages including French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Polish and Swedish.

John Charles Ryan is the co-author of Two with Nature (with botanical artist Ellen Hickman, Fremantle Press, 2012) and contributor to Fremantle Poets 3: Performance Poets (Fremantle Press, 2013). With an interest in environmental and botanical writing, he has published poetry in local, national and international journals. His historical and cultural research into Western Australian flora appears in the books Green Sense (TrueHeart Press, 2012) and Unbraided Lines (Common Ground Press, 2013). Originally from the United States, John lives in Perth and is a Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University.

Morgan Yasbincek is a poet and novelist. Her first collection of poetry, Night Reversing won the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore awards. Her second collection, Firelick, was short listed for the Victorian Premier’s CJ Dennis award. White Camel, the most recent work, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Kenneth Slessor award. Her novel ,liv , was shortlistd for the ASAL gold medal award and highly commended for the Victorian Premier’s award for fiction. She has taught creative writing in community programs and at the tertiary level, both within Australia and overseas. She has mentored several first manuscripts of emerging WA poets. She is currently working as a librarian.

Nandi Chinna’s first collection of poetry, Our Only Guide is Our Homesickness, was published by Five Islands Press, 2007, followed by the chapbook How to Measure Land, which was joint winner of the 2010 Picaro Press Byron Bay Writers Festival Poetry Prize.  She recently completed a PhD project on poetry, wetlands and walking. Her forthcoming poetry collection Swamp will be published by Fremantle Press in 2014.

Scott-Patrick Mitchell is a poet and writer living in Perth, Western Australia. He is known for his quirky and experimental work and unique performance style. He has had a number of chapbooks published, most recently the rutting season through Mulla Mulla Press. In 2009 he won the PressPress Chapbook Award followed by the 2010 Perth Poetry Slam. Most recently he has edited an anthology of West Australian performance poetry, Fremantle Poets 3: Performance Poets, published through Fremantle Press. He is completing his PhD in performance poetry through WAAPA and teaches his skills to primary and secondary school kids through his involvement through The Red Room Company.

Caitlin Maling has published poetry, non-fiction and reviews throughout Australia and the US, most recently in the Best Australian Poems 2012, Westerly, ThreePenny, Cordite, and Australian Poetry. Her first collection “conversations I've never hadwill be published by Fremantle Press in 2015.

Andrew Burke is an Australian poet and author, born in Melbourne, who has lived life in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and now explores the Riverina area from Corowa, NSW. He has enjoyed two careers - CD in advertising and lecturer in academia. Now retired, he indulges his penchant for knocking down fences in poetics. Current titles include Undercover of Lightness: New & Selected Poems (Walleah Press, 2012), Shikibu Shuffle, with Phil Hall (above / ground press, Ontario Canada, 2012), None So Raw As This Land, et al (ASM and Cerberus Press, Macao, 2013). Catch his daily posts at

Kevin Gillam: is a West Australian poet with six books of poetry published, "other gravities" (2003) and "permitted to fall" (2007) with Sunline Press, "songs sul G" in 'Two Poets' (2011) with Fremantle Press, and "shouting, drowning" (2006), "closer to now" (2009) and "The Seasons" (2012) (all chapbooks) with Picaro Press. He has won numerous Poetry Awards, including the Reason – Brisbane Poetry Prize and Australian Poetry in Film Prize, and read at nearly all Festivals within Australia. He works as Director of Music at Christ Church Grammar School in Perth.

Roland Leach has three collections of poetry, the latest My Father’s Pigs published by Picaro Press. He is a past winner of the Newcastle Poetry Prize and Josephine Ulrick Prize and the recipient of an Australia Council Grant to write poetry in the Galapagos Islands. He is currently the Poetry Editorial Advisor at UWA for Westerly, is on the National Advisory Council for Poetry and is proprietor of Sunline Press, which has published sixteen collections of poetry by Australian poets.  Most of his time, however, is taken up as a teacher of Literature.



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