A return to more conventional versifying after his suite of verse novels, this latest collection is an exploration of the spirit of contemporary music told, as you would expect, in a wide range of voices.
Justin Lowe was born in Sydney but spent large portions of his early childhood on the Spanish island of Minorca with his younger sister and artist mother. Completing his schooling back in Sydney, Justin gained a BA in the Central West of NSW and then spent several years in Europe working odd jobs and honing his skills as a writer. On returning again to Sydney, Justin settled down with his partner in what was then a fairly crusty Newtown teeming with disparate souls where through the course of the 1990’s he published more and more of his poetry and collaborated with some of Sydney’s finest songwriters such as Tim Freedman of The Whitlams as well as editing seminal poetry mag Homebrew and releasing two collections, From Church to Alice (1996) and Try Laughter (2000). In 2001 Justin moved to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and has since published one more poetry collection (Glass Poems, 2006) and two verse novels (The Great Big Show, 2007 and Magellenica, 2008).
Days of Wine and Bruises Selected Poems 1996-2016 Published November 08, 2015
Nightswim Published November 30, 2014
Beyond the Terminus Published January 03, 2013
The Carnival Published November 29, 2010
Magellenica Published December 30, 2008