Writer & Poet


Right Way Down and Other Poems

Published: 2/27/2024

Stand on your head with Sally Murphy, explode some dynamite with Cristy Burne or shoot some hoops with Cheryl Kickett-Tucker. Hatch out of a Dragon Egg with Rebecca M. Newman. 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.

Praise for Right Way Down and Other Poems

"A terrific group of poems to suit all primary readers ... This will be a valued addition to school libraries helping to fill a gap in quality Australian poetry collections for middle grade readers. – Lamont Books

"Over thirty five Australian poets, many from Western Australia, have poems in this sweet little anthology which would be a perfect addition to your own shelves and shoud be an essential addition to every Primary school library." –

"Showcases how words, voice, and language can give wings to creativity, wonder, and imagination."  – Writing WA

"The perfect springboard to discuss how poems have a purpose, just as other texts do: some to inform, some to persuade, some to convey emotion and others to entertain. This is a wonderfully fresh addition to the poetry shelf in every school library or classroom bookshelf."  ReadPlus

"[An] effervescent collection of poems." Story Links

Poets in this collection include:

Jake Bamford; Cass Lynch; James Foley; Renae Hayward; Rebecca M. Newman; Amber Moffat; Teena Raffa-Mulligan; Jake Dennis; Christabel Seneque; Suzanne Gratwick; Louise Burlinson; Sioban Timmer; Sharron Hough; Rebecca Grant; Nanci Nott; Nadia L. King; Monty Edwards; Michael Buckingham Gray; Cass Lynch; Lisa Van Der Wielen; Abbey Fields; S. E. Dennis; Carol Millner; A.J. Betts; Barbara Helena Hostalek; Kaz Campbell; Julie Watts; Xanthe Turner; Alison A. Ferguson; Cindy Lane; Meg McKinlay; Cheryl Kickett-Tucker; Xanthe Turner; Jen Banyard; Cristy Burne; Dianne Wolfer; Sally Morgan; Sally Murphy (plus illustrations by Briony Stewart!)

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