The City of Empty Rooms
This is the most recent collection of poems by Tom Shaocott, prize winning Australian writer; this is a poet at the height of his creativity and ranges from poems about family, ancestry, beginnings, to poems about social issues, particularly the world-wide phenomenon of refugees and the stressed world we live in.
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