Another Fine Morning in Paradise

Another Fine Morning In Paradise, Sharkey’s first collections since The Sweeping Plain, recounts the droll customs of suburban and rural Cockaigne, the existential states of earthly and other paradises, and re-imagines a poet’s fragmented Australia. Isolation, loss and heartbreak are never far from these projections of the good life, in poems that characteristically celebrate endurance with compassion, allusiveness and wit.

Elegance in plain clothes, that’s Michael Sharkey.
Simon Patton

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Author bio

Michael Sharkey


Martin Duwell in Australian Poetry Review
Heather Taylor Johnson in Rochford Street Review


Anne Pender’s speech in Rochford Street Review