Writer & Poet


Out this month: Right Way Down and Other Poems


Since March last year it has been all systems go for the creation of a shiny new poetry anthology for children called Right Way Down and Other Poems. This excellent collection includes poems by Australian writers for Australian kids. It's co-edited by me (Rebecca M Newman) and Sally Murphy and every single poem is illustrated by the fabulous Briony Stewart. We can't wait for you to read it.

Here's the blurb from Fremantle Press:

Stand on your head with Sally Murphy, explode some dynamite with Cristy Burne or shoot some hoops with Cheryl Kickett-Tucker. Grow a poet-tree with Meg McKinlay or curl up next to your cat with Amber Moffat and watch a bit of Stink-o-Vision with James Foley. These and loads more poems by Australian poets are there to discover in Right Way Down. With striking illustrations by Briony Stewart, these poems will have you laughing, thinking, and playing with words – whichever way up you read them.

Right Way Down and Other Poems will be out in bookstores on 27 February 2024.

And ... dun-dun-DUN: Pre-orders are now open! 

You can:

order online here

order here for Victoria

order here for Western Australia

... or ask at your favourite indie bookstore or local library and they can order it in for you. 


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