In 1998, human rights campaigner, Jim Aubrey, was condemned in Australia’s federal parliament at the
same time he was invited to address the US Senate Congressional Foreign Relations Caucus on East Timor,
and that’s the tip of the iceberg.
Now, after an absence of almost twenty years, Jim Aubrey is back with 20 Dead Canaries & 1 Song of Love,
to be published by Boolarong Press in October 2021. A preview of this controversial poet-activist’s work is
presented below, including the first page of the explosive 12-page preface.
Intense & magnificent
So powerful I am quite overwhelmed
Angelika Brehmer Straker
… literally challenges the very essence of who we are meant to be
B C Nickson
A tour de force punch in the guts
The story about GOLD is a great metaphor for the Human Condition and the
challenges even a principled person may experience in the pursuit of integrity
The single love poem will outlive us all
PREVIEW - OUT IN OCTOBER - PREVIEW
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Preface page viii
Living in a Stolen Land
20 Dead Canaries
To Survive is Not Enough
How to Hug a Tree
Jim Aubrey - poem&pix