About the book
This volume has at its core a series of elegies, several about his 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.
About the author
Peter Rose is a poet, memoirist, novelist and critic. Born in Wangaratta, Peter grew up in country Victoria and studied at Monash University in Melbourne. Throughout the 1990s he was a publisher at the Melbourne Oxford University Press. Since 2001 he has been the editor of the Australian Book Review. His first collection of poetry, The House of Vitriol, appeared in 1990.
Peter has also written two novels and edited two poetry collections. In 2012 Rose’s fifth poetry collection Crimson Crop won the Queensland Literary Award and was shortlisted for both the 2012 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards and the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. His family memoir, Rose Boys, published in 2001, won the National Biography Award. The Subject of Feeling (UWA Publishing, 2015) is his latest collection.