for a taste of Track Tales, click here
a collection of poems, published October 2017
to purchase Track Takes in paperback, click here or click on the cover image below
ISBN (paperback) 978-1-925536-35-5 / ISBN (eBook) 978-1-925536-36-2
What people are saying about Track Tales
If you haven’t shared the experiences of being close to racing folk, you should give yourself the opportunity to meet them, via the wonderful poems of a master storyteller and wordsmith. Track Tales is more than a collection of poems. It is a history book that chronicles a time in Australian life that will never be quite the same again.
~ John Holland, author of Dry Bones, Under the Dog Star and Bitter Bread
Reading Track Tales is like key-holing a personal diary that gives the human drum on the racing industry in Australia during the early 1980s. The poems perversely honour the men, women, horses and dogs that were the industry at the time … the poems jostle at the starting gate. Suddenly they’re off and running! A totally absorbing read.
~ Martin Christmas, author of Immediate Reflections
Mercedes Webb-Pullman illustrates her characters with a deft hand, sparing no feelings, laying herself and her world bare. Crime and corruption fade into a background of misogyny, deceit and human detritus “A thousand cockroaches deep”. This is an outstanding, cohesive collection of impeccably-crafted poetry from the hand of a poet I return to over and over; whose voice is ever-changing but always challenging, authentic and exciting.
~ Leanne Hanson, author of Odd Verse Effects and Ghost Dreaming