Canberra based independent press, Blemish Books, is launching the inaugural
issue of a new, annual poetry anthology, Triptych Poets.

The Queensland launch of Triptych Poets: Issue One will be on Saturday 16
October 2010 at the Albany Creek Library from 10:30 am. The event will be
hosted by Triptych Poets contributor and Brisbane poet Mary Mageau, and will
include guest MC Councillor Mike Charlton of the Moreton Bay Regional

"The concept behind Triptych Poets is simple - three poets: one book,"
explains Blemish Books Editor-in-chief, Greg Gould. "Each volume of the
series is a showcase of three suites of poems by three Australian poets that
highlight the contrasting and often complementary nature of contemporary
Australian poetry."

Issue One of the series features the work of three of Australia's best
poets: Ray Liversidge (Victoria), Hilaire (UK based) and Mary Mageau

Prominent Australian poet, Geoff Page, describes the collection:

"Triptych Poets presents three vividly different ways of looking at the
world. Ray Liversidge's Things to (and not to) do culminates with his
sequence, "The Divorce Papers", still resonant years later with pain and
unanswered questions. Things Mended, by Hilaire, evokes whole-heartedly the
quotidian of family life - and the small shames of childhood, recollected
later. Mary Mageau's, Moments in a Journey, is a free-associating collection
of haibun, tanka and haiku ranging poignantly and musically across an
interesting variety of human landscapes. As in a painter's triptych, these
three chapbooks discover continuities that combine to considerable effect."

Triptych Poets will retail for $15. Copies will be available at the launch
or through the Blemish Books website ( and leading
independent bookstores from 3 October 2010.