||by Paddy Dewan
Price: AUS$19.80 (GST inc)
Smiles that Reach the Eyes is Dewan's fifth book of poetry. The cover photo is of a setting sun in Africa where Dewan has seen many such smiles. The subject matter in this new collection ranges from encounters Dewan had while working in developing countries to events he memorises from childhood to interesting places, significant people, the environment, life, love and hope.
Padma Dewan reveals her beautiful smile that inspired the title of the book.
As the title suggests this collection of short poems referencing contemporary life, experiences and observations is heartwarming. Uncomfortable and thought provoking ideas and concern for our planet are balanced by keen observations of the natural world and expressions of raw human emotion within love poems.
Estelle Paterson, Writers Readers and Poets
This is Paddy’s heart showing the smiles that reach the eyes through a collection of poems. It describes the harsh yet beautiful, serene world where some of us only know violence—realities of what we each call home across the globe where Paddy continues to bring smiles to the eyes.
Lawrencia Pirpir, Freelance Journalist,
East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea