The Flaw in the Pattern will be published in February 2018 by the wonderful folk at UWAP.
I have first world problems and one of those problems happens to be PayPal buttons *sound of teeth grinding*. So if you are the sort of lovely person who thinks they might like to purchase any of the books listed below, rather than infect you with my disproportionate hatred of the PayPal button, let’s just avoid corporate involvement in the transaction and go old school. If you send me an email (meadipus at gmail dot com) we’ll have a conversation and I’ll organise payment options and postage for you. Doesn’t that sound a little bit revolutionary? Thanks comrade.
The Quiet Blue World, Garron Publishing, SA, 2015
AUD $7.00 plus $2.00 postage within Australia.
This is my first book-length collection.
The Sixth Creek, Picaro Press, Cardiff, NSW 2013
AUD $15.00 plus $2.50 postage within Australia.
People I respect have said some lovely things about it…
“This book of resonant, assured and rewarding poems come from a true connection with a lived place where nature and the human-made habitat intertwine in ways that are not always easy. Rachael Mead has a gift for compassion and intimate detail leavened with self-irony and poised regard for the places she inhabits or moves through, the beings, human and non-human, she encounters, and the elements and dangers she lives with. Empathetic without sentimentality, Mead has found all the material she needs for poetry in her own vicinity: the mutability of life, the histories that have made us, and the responsibility we bear for what we’ve done to our places. “
— Jill Jones
Sliding Down the Belly of the World – a short poetry collection published in New Poets 17, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2012.
If you buy this collection, you also receive the brilliant works of John Pfitzner and Gareth Roi Jones, all beautifully packaged in the one book. It’s the literary equivalent of a free set of steak knives but much better quality.