Shortlist year: 
2012
Shortlist category: 
Poetry
Published by: 
UQP

About the book

Book cover- Ashes in the Air by Ali Alizadeh

Alizadeh finds grace, wit and fire in this latest volume of poetry which explores themes such as fatherhood and migration. It ranges from the Tehran of Alizadeh’s childhood to the Australian coast of his teenage years. From the opening poem’s hymn to mobility and renewal to the elegiac ending, Ashes in the Air sparks with wisdom and energy.