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Wagga Wagga | 'The Only White Landscape' Book Launch

Image: ‘The Only White Landscape’ cover designed by Alissa Dinallo, with illustration by Lily Mae Martin.
Western Riverina poet Derek Motion has recently published his second full-length collection of poetry, The Only White Landscape. This collection is published by Australian poetry imprint Cordite Books, and presents a series of poems that use the landscapes of regional New South Wales as a lens to investigate personal change.

“I’m really excited to see this book out in the world,” says Derek Motion. “It’s my second collection and it’s particularly great this time to have been supported by Cordite Books, one of Australia’s most reputable publishers of contemporary poetry.”

Derek Motion lives in Narrandera and works as the Executive Director of the Western Riverina Arts.

“The poems within The Only White Landscape have all been written during my time living in the region, in both Leeton and Narrandera. It’s been time of great personal change for me and the specific sights, sounds and smells of this area seem to function as permanent backdrop for this.”

The Only White Landscape will be launched officially 2pm, Saturday 4th March at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, but copies of The Only White Landscape can now be purchased online for $20 at Cordite Books.