'Gary Catalano was an important Australian poet. His talent was exquisitely refined, both in his subtle verse and in the prose poetry which he took to a higher pitch of excellence than any other Australian has attained.' -- Les Murray
The recent decade has witnessed a rapid rise in the number of Australian poets turning their hand to the prose poem. It is timely then to be reminded of the formidable oeuvre of our finest exponent of the form. The body of prose poetry Gary Catalano produced between 1980 and his death in 2002, now collected in a single volume for the first time, remains unsurpassed in our literature.