Ten Selected Poems


Recipe Archive

Difficult Women




Poem: Roll-Your-Own Lamb




Six Poems: Fairweather's Garden, Fullbrook's Ekphrasis, A Rune of One's Own, Birthday Limerick for Michele Seminara, Kissing Grandma, and 37th Anniversary Poem. In Memorium: Jake Rufli.



2017 University of Canberra
Health Poetry Prize

And Let the Wonder In
(choral libretto)


On Murray's Run

Joe Dolce

Poems & Lyrics 2010-2017
Selected by Les Murray

Ginninderra Press
Melbourne book launch
Oct 14, 2017

2 pm (for 2:30 start)

Collected Works Bookshop
Nicholas Building
Level 1
37 Swanston Street

Launched by Lin van Hek & Suzanne Edgar

info: 03 9654 8873
Published by Ginninderra Press


When you do it well, you are zowie! Les Murray

2017 Queensland Poetry Festival
Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Poetry Award

2 shortlisted poems:
Homage to Shead & Too Late for Taxidermy


Dirty Laundry:
The Art of Confessional Writing

Interviews with Anna Goldsworthy, Dan Guenther, Judith Beveridge, Dave Mason, Melinda Smith, Robbie Coburn, Susan Hawthorne, Andrew Lansdown, Lin van Hek, Mark Tredinnick, Suzanne Edgar and Geoff Page.

Dec 2017
(coming soon!!)


A serious composer, a poet and a terrifying intellectual.
Dr Houston Dunleavy, PhD Music, Head of Composition, Australian Institute of Music.

A living musical genius . . . Bach and Handel will be smiling down on this work. Dr. Lou Gottlieb,(1923-1996) PhD. Musicology, studied under Arnold Schoenberg, member of The Sonoma Bach Choir and founding member and bass player of the legendary US folk group, The Limelighters.

Cements Dolce's reputation as one of the country's premier songwriters. . . the words fit together like a perfect puzzle. RHYTHMS

Unforgettable appearance at this year's Festival - certainly the best act I have had on the concert bill in four years of organising the event... people in town are still talking about it. Peter Soley, Henry Lawson Festival

Sept 26th, 2017