Alan Wearne has spent much of his poetry career chronicling the world of 20th Century urban Australia. These have resulted in 2 verse novels and a verse novella. In 2008 his sequence of sonnets and other 14-liners that are centred around popular Australian songs from the late 19th Century through to 1980, was published by Giramondo. His attitude to poetry is that of both an elitist and an entertainer. Visit our 'Poetry Crimes' page for information on Alan, and to access his work with The Red Room Company. Alan also features in Episode 4 of The Wordshedsinging his version of popular Australian songs.


2009: The Lovemakers (collected volumes)

2008: The Australian Popular Songbook

2007: Sarsaparilla A Calypso 

2004: The Lovemakers: Book Two 'Money and Nothing'

2001: The Lovemakers: Book One 'Saying All The Great Sexy Things'

1997: Kicking in Danger

1987: The Nightmarkets


Alan Wearne - Bound for Botany Bay