Ordinary Euphoria : Poems by David Moody
David Moody’s poems in Ordinary Euphoria do even more than help us see the significance of apparently ordinary moments to our lives.
Accessible and thought-provoking, from the short, humorous poems such as If to the longer ones such as Compassionate People and Smokescreen, this beautifully written, accessible collection shows us the importance of such moments to our sense of humanity and self.
These poems reward us in many other ways.
They rekindle in us the courage to face hardships and sadness, and to empathise with others. They reveal the treasure to be found both in quiet moments alone and in encounters with other people, and they help us celebrate these and the value to be found in our everyday lives. Much like a good friend, they give us a fuller sense of who we are and who we might yet become. In short, reading this book of poems will leave you feeling richer in unexpected ways. (Simone Lazaroo).
Complementing the vivid imagery of Moody’s poetry, ranging from the darkest moments of modern Africa to the lighter moments of Murdoch Drive and Cottelsoe Beach at Sunset, is a collection of paintings by artist, illustrator and author, Judith Vun Price.
David Moody taught literature and drama at Murdoch University, Perth. An actor, director and playwright, he has been working in theatre for thirty years, and has yet to have a performing arts venue named after him, or indeed win any major award. His research work includes post-colonial and African theatre, and post-human performance, a subject which makes him popular at parties. He is currently writing his first novel, and this his first, but hopefully not last, collection of poetry.
Illustrations by Judith Vun Price
Driving to work,
Blessed by light,
A sudden burning bush,
Size: 203 mm x 127 mm x 12.7 mm
Weight: 314.34 gr
Illustrations: 20 full colour
Imprint: Crotchet Quaver
Publication Date: 2017-02-23
City of Publication: Bullsbrook AU
- BISAC: POE010000-POETRY / Australian & Oceanian,POE023010-POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss,POE023040-POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Places
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