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Fire Season

96 pages
Paperback, 21 x 15 cm
Published April 2009
ISBN 9781920882525

Fire Season

Kate Middleton

The poems in Fire Season are illuminated by the intensity of everyday experience, dwelling in situations of want or absence, or radiant in the aura of those legendary beings, the heroines and monsters of film and story and myth, around whom the drama of life is concentrated.

Alert to the forces which inhabit relationships, or exhaust them, and to the ways in which the moment is transformed by impending or departed consequence, the collection seeks to convey, as its title suggests, something of the vitality and the threat of fire, ‘Something about heroism / and the weight of stone. Something about ash.’

About the Author

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton’s collections with Giramondo are Fire Season, which won the Western Australian Premier’s Award for Poetry in 2009; Ephemeral Waters, which was shortlisted for the 2014 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry; Passage, published in 2017; and most recently Television, published in 2024.

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Winner, 2009 WA Premier’s Prize for Poetry

Highly commended, FAW Anne Elder Poetry Award