I was pleased this morning to receive in the mail my copy of Our Home is Dirty by Sea, a new collection of ‘Australian poems for Australian kids’, published by Walker Books, and edited by Diana Bates, which includes my poem Immigrant House.
Immigrant House recalls my experience growing up and entering the strange European interior of a friend from school. It was published in my first collection Lost Things, and I’m pleased that it’s likely to find a new (and younger) audience here.
I’m also in pretty good company with poets like Robert Adamson, Ian Mcbride, Susan Hampton and CJ Dennis! also included in the collection.
Walker Books describe themselves as Walker Books Australia ‘the leading children’s publisher in Australia and New Zealand.’