Talks with My Skateboard

This is a collection of my poems for young people under headings such as Out and About, School, At Home, Mostly Cats and Nature. The lively cartoons of Matt Mawson really add to the look of the collection. I’ve written these poems about things that interest or have touched me in some way–the ordinary (The ...

Heard Singing

A book of verse divided into two sections, Heard Singing is a limited edition of 500 copies printed by Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, Pondicherry, India, on Andhara Deluxe Maplitho in a natural shade. Endpapers and covers are of handmade paper and binding is Hablik cloth. Maroubra Cycle tells of a 1950s childhood with poems like ...

Vietnam Reflections

These poems were written after studying a series of photographs involving Australians and Vietnamese during the Vietnam War 1962-1972. They were composed while Libby was writer-in-residence at the Ku-ring-gai campus of the University of Technology, Sydney.

Volcano Boy

When Alexander is put in the care of his humourless minister uncle, he is taken to Rabaul in Papua New Guinea to live. Unable to grieve for his sister and mother, on the eve of the eruption of a volcano, Alexander can think of nothing but destruction. But Alice, through her love for him, sets ...

The ABC Book of Australian Poetry

The best-selling treasury of poems for young people, compiled by much-loved Australian author Libby Hathorn. A rich collection of Australian poetry, with old favourites alongside works of contemporary poets. Offering readers pleasure and renewed appreciation of our Australian culture and land. I hope this collection stirs something in the heart and mind of the young ...

Women’s Work

Take delight in this collection of moving reflections on women in their various roles. Thoughtfulness, longing, anger, humour, sadness and joy thread their way through these beautifully expressed poems. Well known poets such as Judith Beveridge, Gig Ryan, Susan Hampton, Rhyll McMaster and Tricia Dearborn share their thoughts with some 70 poets in this diverse ...