2021 Shortlisted Australian Christian Book of the Year.
Andrew Lansdown's latest poetry collection, Abundance, contains poems from eleven of his earlier collections and poems that are previously uncollected. These poems gain power from the poet's mastery of poetic form and technique. They range widely in theme, tone, style, and subject--from an aboriginal man playing the digeridoo in prison to a widow addressing a prophet in Phoenicia; from kangaroos crossing a firebreak to a man asleep in a library; from the emptiness of black bamboo to the fullness of a father's heart; from a pregnant mother dying for the faith in shogunal Japan to the poet's mother joining an American-style sacred-harp choir in heaven.
This collection offers readers an abundance.