Poetry & Prose by Caroline Reid

*Poetry Book Awards, 2nd Prize winner*

‘Caroline Reid’s writing illuminates the mundane and the ordinary as spectacular and powerful.’

—Rosslyn Prosser, University of Adelaide


CONGRATULATIONS: SIARAD has won 2nd prize in the Welsh Poetry Competition (Poetry Book Awards 2022). 

photo: Sia Diff

Siarad is a Welsh word, meaning to talk, to speak. In this collection of spoken word, prose poetry and micro-fiction, Reid speaks to the memories and emotions that move us through decades, continents and cultures. The collection pulses with images of stars and stray dogs, highways with no horizon and mothers with fading memories. Reid’s background as a performer and playwright shines in this collection of works that are as bold as they are tender, begging to be shouted, spoken, whispered many times over.

Available as audiobook, narrated by Caroline Reid with sound design by Jeff Zhang. Google Play | Apple | Scribd | Chirp| hoopla | Libro.FM | | on sale for only $1.99 at Authors Direct.

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‘While Reid’s striking similes and surprising metaphors are a true joy, her observations about the human condition are also brilliant – in turns poignant and pointed’
— Reviewed by Alison Clifton, StylusLit

‘Psychedelic. Startling. Alive. This book takes you to places you never imagined you’d go, and some places you’ve already been, but thought you were alone when you were there. Caroline Reid is a fellow traveller in a chaotic world. She tells a woman’s story, but it is the story of us all.’

—Donna Ward, She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster’s Meditations on Life.

CAROLINE REID writes across genre and form. A regular spoken word performer and repeat finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam, her poetry and prose have also been widely published. Her play Prayer to an Iron God is published by Currency Press.

Now available: signed copy of Siarad and free shipping for $24.99 anywhere in Australia. Or $34.99 for international customers.

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