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This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 (2015) and Line of Drift (2015)
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  • Line of Drift (2015)

    Line of Drift (Doire Press, 2015) This book has a grant from the Irish Arts Council. Robyn Rowland continues to paint her narrative-lyric poems, immersed in and emerging from, the physical and historical landscapes of West Ireland counterbalanced with those of Australia. Line of Drift (2015) 1 copy $20.00 AUD2…

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  • This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 (2015)

    This Intimate War Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 – İçli Dışlı Bir Savaş: Gelibolu/Çanakkale 1915, is the only contemporary Australian/Turkish book of poems on the Gallipoli/Çanakkale war. It is written by Dr Robyn Rowland AO and translated by Dr Mehmet Ali Çelikel. This Intimate War: Gallipoli/Çanakkale 1915 (2015) 1 copy $20.00 AUD2 copies $30.00…

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  • Silence & Its Tongues (2006)

    (Five Islands Press, 2006) Fired by a yearning for communication, the poems in Silence and its tongues grow from experiences of loneliness,absent love, the silent world of depression and the complex issues after a mother’s death, into the peace of silent meditation and the strength of friendship. They comfort in…

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  • Seasons of Doubt & Burning: New and Selected Poems (2010)

    These poems from almost forty years of publication show growth, from open simplicity to a rich, resonant maturity. Their hallmark is deep honesty and emotional accessibility. To read reviews of this book, please click here.

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  • Perverse Serenity

    (Heinemann, 1990; Spinifex Press, Melbourne, 1992) This is a book-length narrative sequence on the love affair between the poet and a monk in an Irish monastery. It represents an unfinished love, a yearning that might also be interpreted as that sense of longing the exile feels for a homeland, one…

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  • Shadows at the Gate (2004)

    'Poems move between Ireland and Victoria, between the twin towers and the love of a priest, between selkies and grandfathers with great assurance and insight. There is something European or perhaps Irish in her poetic consciousness: she handles passion and laughter, politics and loss with equal confidence. Her work is…

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  • Fiery Waters

    Robyn's third book has six sections: ‘Life in the flesh’, ‘Tangled there’, ‘Time-travelling’, 'Bevelled edges’, ‘Peopled place’, ‘The Great Way is not difficult.. ’ (Five Islands Press, 2001) Themes are political, love with a younger man, traveling, spiritual awakening, and breast cancer. Publisher Ron Pretty wrote: ‘ Rowland’s skill as…

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  • Off The Tongue

    On this lovely gift CD which opens like a Christmas card and has the painting Asparus by Irish artist Lynda Burke as its cover, Robyn reads 17 poems from Shadows at the Gate and Silence & its tongues. Recorded by the wonderful singer/songwriter Rose Bygrave, it carries some music written…

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  • Silver Leaving, Poems & Harp

    Silver Leaving is a collaboration of poetry with music: the Irish Harp played by Lynn Saoirse. The harp is not background music. Rather, here is a partnership of lyric with music; an often haunting recording, full of deep emotion. Longing and love, history and hope, weave their magic into and…

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