Cosmic Collisions and Falling Bodies, Hardback Book

Cosmic Collisions and Falling Bodies Hardback


This beautifully illustrated volume of eighteen poems by the late Barbara M.

Moore takes the reader on an imaginary journey into space at first in search of the first ant on the moon (who travelled there on Apollo 11 in 1969, inside Armstrong's jacket), and then on into the galaxy and its wonders.

Of Galileo she writes: 'He saw enough signs of a sun-centred universe / to topple Aristotle and split / the foundations of the known universe'. And Roma McLaughlin's wonderful drawing of Galileo with his telescope, set against an Italian architectural vista, is just one of a series of images which equal the deeply imaginative qualities of the poems.

Barbara M. Moore died in late 2009 after a long and debilitating illness which she fought by engaging her mind.

The book has been supported by the University of Melbourne where, in 2009, she completed an MA in the area of creative writing.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, illus.
  • Publisher: Macmillan Art Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General arts
  • ISBN: 9781921394317



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