By Peter Rose
Crimson Crop is Peter Rose's fifth book of poetry and his first since 2005. The collection has at its core a series of elegies, several about Rose's late father Bob Rose (a respected Australian Rules footballer and coach), thus continuing the themes of his bestselling memoir Rose Boys (2001). The volume also contains new 'Catullan' poems, imitations of Catullus that Rose has been writing and publishing since the 1980s. Crimson Crop is elegant, poignant, and, at times, wickedly droll.
Publication Date: 4/15/2012