A timely and important collection of poems by the award-winning author of The White Girl and Blood.
In this stunning collection Tony Birch invites the reader into a tender conversation with those he loves - and has loved - the most. He also challenges the past to speak up by interrogating the archive, including documents from his own family history, highlighting forcefully the ways in which the personal is also intensely political. Divided into three sections - Blood, Skin and Water - the poems in Whisper Songs address themes of loss (of people and place), the legacies of colonial history and violence, and the relationships between Country and memory. Whisper Songs reveals Birch at his lyrical and intimate best
About the Author
Tony Birch the bestselling author of three novels- The White Girl, winner of the NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers' Prize and shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award; Ghost River, winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections- Father's Day, The Promise and Common People. His first collection of poetry, Broken Teeth, was published in 2016. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award. Tony Birch is also an activist, historian and essayist. His website is- tony-birch.com