Paths Into Inner Canberra

April 1, 2015

paths cover

Here is the cover of the Pocket Book that has just been published by Ginninderra Press of South Australia. God, I am sure that the woman on the cover can ride that bike fast. (I am lying.) The photo was by Geoffrey Dunn, as is the one of the cockatoo below.

The essay inside in bejewelled with poems, and discusses the bikepaths of Canberra, cockatoos, what we mean when we speak of nature, turtles, and has more than a little memoir throughout.

It can be purchased from the woman on the bicycle, or from Ginninderra Press, for $4, plus postage, which will be modest too.

4 Responses to “Paths Into Inner Canberra”

  1. What a fantastic – and inspiring – idea Penelope. Congratulations.

    • pscottier said

      Thank you Lizz. I wanted to write about the beauty of Canberra as a place, rather than as a site inhabited only by politicians and therefore a metaphor for power…and a woman-powered machine seemed the way to go!

      Also, I feel that many people can’t pay $25 or so for a book of poetry, especially if it’s not something they often read, but $4 is the same as a cup of coffee (nice coffee), so they might be willing to try that much expenditure.

      Hope to see you soon.

  2. pscottier said

    Ahah! I knew hiring that plane for the letter-drops would be worth it, Sean.

    Next scheduled drop is Perth.

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