DEAR DAD
AUSTRALIAN POETRY

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Dear Dad, first edition, 2010

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Mickey proved no Oily Bird but clever mouse and the scene it played as expected, at ten minutes to two, 2010, collage

Poems by Australians about Fathers
With contributions by Alan Brough, John Clarke, and Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Artwork/design by Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison

 

We have made a hand-bound book of poems for and about Dads in collaboration with Australian Poetry and Relationships Australia.

First edition, 500 copies, 2010
Second edition, 1000 copies, 2011

In order of appearance, it includes the collages:
Mickey proved no Oily Bird but clever mouse and the scene it played as expected, at ten minutes to two.
Dashiell Hammett's Thin Man leads us neatly to the Grotto of Lacroma (where Richard the Lionheart found refuge).
         
Day and night, night and day, Robinson Crusoe proved an unfailing guide.

The gramophone crackled, the little pig swept, and the road it was lined with aloes.
An easy balance if you kept your focus fixed.
(cover artwork)

(All artwork was made especially for this project, and for our own Dads, Peter and John.)

 

Gracia Haby & Louise, Dashiell Hammett's Thin Man leads us neatly to the Grotto of Lacroma (where Richard the Lionheart found refuge), 2010, collage

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Day and night, night and day, Robinson Crusoe proved an unfailing guide, 2010, collage

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Day and night, night and day, Robinson Crusoe proved an unfailing guide, 2010, collage

Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Dear Dad, second edition, 2011

 

Poems featured in Dear Dad include: 
Wo de Baba by Sally Chik (NSW)
Love Song by Jean Cornell (VIC)
Driving with my Father by Ross Gillett (VIC) Father´s Day by Mike Greenacre (WA)
Obvious: more things to do by Matt Hetherington (VIC)
In from the Garden by Andrew Lansdown (WA)
My Dad by Leonard Levien (VIC)
Art and Dad by Emily Manger (VIC)
Cold Wet Frozen by David Mortimer (SA)
Dad by Doreen Pascal-Murray (VIC)
Circular Fatherhood by Piero Nelva (VIC)
Parades by A.S. Patric (VIC)
Child by David Stavanger (QLD)
PJ by Vicki Thornton (VIC)

The first edition of Dear Dad (2010) has sold out, but you can order the second edition through Australian Poetry.

As the (second) publication took shape,
The small production
Percy and the 1,000 poetry books
Behind every photo shoot

As the (first) publication took shape,
One, two, three, all sold

Related words,
Gracia + Louise Artwork, Hila Shachar, Desktop magazine: The Culture of Design, 2011