The Architecture of Water – Book Release Day

December 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm | Posted in australian poetry, poetry, writing | 7 Comments
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The Architecture Of Water, a collection of poetry written and compiled by the late and great Brisbane poet Paul Squires, is now available for purchase.
 
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Paul originally submitted this manuscript to the judges of the 2010 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript; the prize, had he been successful, $3000 and a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press. Sadly, Paul died a few weeks after submitting it, but not before indicating that he would like to self-publish it (or possibly an alternate version) if it proved unsuccessful with the judges.

For the many of us who were touched by the beauty and intelligence of Paul’s work, and by his generosity of spirit, The Architecture Of Water will be an essential purchase and the truth of this will be self-evident. For those who are newcomers you might be asking, “Why should I buy this book, and what’s in it for me?” The best answer, I believe, can be found within the archives of this blog – Gingatao, by Paul Squires. Gingatao is, in one word, his ‘masterwork’: it has been archived by The National Library of Australia and described as ‘a work of significance and long term research value.’ To own The Architecture of Water is to hold a particular manifestation of Gingatao in the form of a narrative, or a guided tour if you like; not so much a selection of highlights (though every selection is), but rather an example of just one of the many ways it is possible to grasp Paul’s non-linear work of art in a linear fashion.

The Architecture Of Water can be purchased, in hardcover format only, [here]

Paul’s first book, The Puzzle Box, is available in

hardcover [here]

paperback [here]

ebook [here]

sincerely,
Brad Frederiksen

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  1. Reblogged this on Transformation by Dialectic.

  2. […] via The Architecture of Water – Book Release Day — gingatao […]

  3. amazing time machine this is — congratulations and thank you to all who made it possible!

  4. So cool… i hadn’t logged into this wordpress account in such a long time, and when i do there’s this gift here to greet us. now, to have to wait for delivery! thanks Brad.

  5. […] Titled The Architecture of Water it’s a sort of “best of” collection from Paul&#… […]

  6. Congrats to all involved in getting Paul’s book published after his sad death. I look forward immensely to reading it. What an amazing cover as well!

  7. Reblogged this on Gabe Feathers McGee.


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