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To My Country

Ben Lawson was preparing for another Christmas away from home when the Black Summer bushfires began to burn their way across Australia’s eastern coast. As the bushfires continued to rage into the new year on an unprecedented scale, Ben, feeling angry, helpless and broken-hearted as he watched the devastation from across the ocean, sat down and put his feelings into words. To My Country is an ode to the endurance of the Australian spirit and the shared love of our country.

In the true Aussie spirit, Ben and Allen & Unwin will be donating proceeds of To My Country to The Koala Hospital.

The Collected Poems 1956 – 1998

Zbigniew Herbert is one of the outstanding poets of the last century. This exceptional new translation brings together, for the first time in English in one volume, his entire poetic output – from his first book of poems, String of Light, in 1956, to his final volume, previously unpublished in English, Epilogue of the Storm. As Joseph Brodsky said of Herbert’s Selected Poems, this definitive collection is ‘bound for a much longer haul than any of us can anticipate’.