|Death of the Lizard King and other poems|
This collection of poems contains Death of the Lizard King, inspired by Alex's visit to Jim Morrison's grave in Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Other subjects in this at times wry and irreverent collection include Suzanne Vega, Julian Cope, Ingmar Bergman and Madonna. There are also longer more confrontational and passionate poems, capturing perhaps some of the inner demons Morrison battled -
The Whirlpool, The Man with the Gun, I don't really sleep anymore and
Why can't you just believe ?
|love and other dreams|
This collection contains poems capturing many of the faces of love - raw and emotional, cold and acerbic, passionate and dreamy. More lyrical works exploring the beauty of love - such as
Burn brightly my sweet love, As your lips parted, there is no barrier and Love brings clarity - are contrasted against short, sharp shocks focusing on the bittersweet nature of love -
Love Sick, Next and Waiting for Natalie.
(PLEASE NOTE: Some of the poems in this collection contain sexual themes and are not suitable for young readers.)
|This collection of travel poems was written mainly on Alex's travels through Italy in 1995 and his time spent living in South Africa from 1995 to 2000. Subjects include Greta Scacchi, The Lido in Venice and the Springboks as well as a long poem, The Red Dust of Baxter, written after attending the demonstrations at the Baxter Detention Centre in South Australia in 2003.|