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About the book

Book cover 'Crimson Crop' by Peter Rose

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.