‘The Billy That Died With Its Boots On’ and Other Australian Verse

On Thursday this week, Walker Books Australia released my new collection of poetry for children, “‘The Billy That Died With Its Boots On’ and Other Australian Verse”.

I began planning this book in 1990, so to see it finally hit the bookshops is a dream come true.

The poems cover a wide range of subjects, but there are several on sport, including a footy poem, “The Saucing of the Pies”.

Further information can be found here: http://www.walkerbooks.com.au/Books/The-Billy-That-Died-With-Its-Boots-On-9781922077431

and here: http://www.stephenwhiteside.com.au

A review of the book can be found here: http://shawjonathan.wordpress.com

and an article on the writing of the book can be found here:

Go Demons!

About Stephen Whiteside

Stephen Whiteside is primarily a writer of rhyming verse. He has been writing for over thirty years, and writes for both adults and children. Many of his poems have been published in magazines and anthologies, both in Australia and overseas, or won awards. His collection of rhyming verse for children, "'The Billy That Died With Its Boots On' and Other Australian Verse", was published by Walker Books in May 2014. Stephen performs regularly at folk festivals around the country - mostly in Victoria. He is also a great fan of the Australian poet C. J. Dennis. He is a foundation member of the C. J. Dennis Society, and is closely involved in the organisation of the annual Toolangi C. J. Dennis Poetry Festival. Stephen is a long-suffering Melbourne supporter.

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