Away from the City

Away from the City is an evocative collection of poems and photographs that observe the inhabitants of two cities on opposite sides of the world.

Set in Melbourne and Cambridge, these poems place you on each city’s trains, buses and footpaths, witnessing the everyday interactions that embody urban life. From the daily commuter routine, to a struggling father’s anguish, Away from the City captures images that so often become buried beneath the hectic consciousness of the city.

This innovative series is an exploration of the relationship between poetry, photography and place. These simple, everyday images transport you to the heart of each city to observe its inhabitants for yourself.


“The sequences are full of small subtle links, like graphic matches transformed to words.”
Stride Magazine

“This elegant pamphlet announces the arrival of a poet with a fine ear, a sharp eye and a generous heart.”
Andrew Philip

“Like all good poems they refuse to see the everyday as mundane but make it something other.”
Andrea Porter

Publication details

ISBN 97818 4471 8009 – Published by Salt Publishing, 2010