An Anthology of Loss

Sky Falls Down cover

Edited by Terry Whitebeach & Gina Mercer

Ginninderra Press, Port Adelaide, 2019


Eighty-nine writers traverse the territory of loss, returning with travellers’ tales in poetry and prose, that are heart-breaking, inspiring, amusing, and rich with learning, insight and resilient.


This beautiful collection of writings explores the landscape of loss. It will meet you where you are. You’ll find yourself reaching for particular pieces that somehow articulate how you’re feeling, even before you’ve found the words to express it yourself… May this book become both a friend and a warm companion.

Petrea King, Quest for Life Centre

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Sky Falls Down Launch
Gina and Terry (reading) at the launch of Sky Falls Down, at Fullers Bookshop, Hobart. Photo: Soncha Iacono.

What a glorious collection; diverse, profound, gut-wrenching, insightful. A book to live with, love, mull over, lend, come back to. As I get older it seems to me that pain is what most deeply connects us. Yet so often we conceal it. Perhaps it’s the willingness to be vulnerable that binds your readers and writers – together.

Eleanor March