New poetry collection

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Wombat Books/Even Before Publishing has published a new collection of Andrew’s poems, Gestures of Love: The Fatherhood Poems.

As the subtitle indicates, the collection is a thematic one, with all the poems focused on family and fatherhood.

While some of the poems are new (uncollected), most have been taken been selected from Andrew’s other poetry collections.

As stated on the back cover blurb:


Few poets have explored the weight and wonder of fatherhood like Andrew Lansdown.

Over the years he has established a high reputation for his subtle, insightful poems about his wife and children.

Acclaimed poet and critic Geoff Page has observed that “Lansdown has a very sincere and direct way of handling poems about his immediate family which subtly suggests great tenderness without becoming sentimental.” And world-renowned poet Les Murray has claimed that “no one writes of family love with more tenderness than he.”

Now, for the first time, Andrew’s widely-published, award-wining poems celebrating family life are gathered in one collection, Gestures of Love. These fatherhood poems are bound to delight and move all readers—not only parents, but also anyone interested in the joy, grief and quirkiness of the human condition.

Gestures of Love (pp. 136) is priced at $15.00 and can be bought through this website or from Wombat Books or ordered through you local bookshop.

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