History & the Poet 

History & the Poet (2017) is a series of essays on contemporary Australian poetry.  It asks and seeks to answer personal, philosophical and political questions that matter for poetry now. History & the Poet offers an entry point to a rich and complex world, and is a compelling vision of what poetry can become. It includes discussion of Robert’s own experiences and identity as part of a broader conversation about who we are and why poetry matters.

History & the Poet is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing.



Concerning A Farm

Concerning A Farm (2017) is a book of place poems. Building from the carcasses of other poetries, Robert takes us to nature, small towns, suburbs, global cities and liminal spaces.  Taken together, it builds a midden from a beautiful and fractured world, combining the experimentalism of the unconventional with traditional lyrical flights of fancy.

Concerning A Farm is published by Flying Islands.