The latest books:

In the heyday of Melbourne's notorious Pentridge Prison, Rosemary Nissen (as she was known then) introduced a series of poetry workshops for the inmates, not knowing she would encounter both love and tragedy. It has taken her 40 years to be able to tell that story.

Breaking Into Pentridge Prison (memoir)  $30 AUD

Letters to a Dead Man (chapbook)  $15 AUD

Blood from Stone (prisoners' poetry from those workshops, in a new edition)  $30 AUD

Postage and packaging costs will need to be added in all cases:

Within Australia: $11 AUD

International: $24 AUD

(This postal cost is the same for one, two or three books.)

To order them, go to my Paypal using this link, then click 'Send' and enter the amount. (You don't need to have Paypal yourself.) 

Please make sure to include your postal address under 'Ship to' when making the payment, so I know where to post your books. Also please specify which particular book/s you are ordering, under 'Purchase details.'

If for any reason the Paypal link doesn't work, please email me: 

Rosemary Wade (rnissen dot wade at gmail dot com)


These are available as free pdf copies by writing to r[no space]nissen dot wade at 

Hello Earth: a month of daily reflections.
Prose poems, illustrated with (mostly) my own photos.

(This one is also available at Smashwords in epub format. See the 'WHERE ELSE TO GET MY BOOKS' tab.

The Book of I Like 

The Old Witch's Almanac
Poems and spells


(haiku and tanka)