• Image of The Courage Season
  • Image of The Courage Season

The Courage Season is whenever life tests the individual. Key poems in this collection return the reader’s attention to our individual emotional and moral struggles – pivotal moments of self-examination or self-delusion, our often simultaneous vulnerability and tenacity, our ability or inability to draw on our courage and sense of humour —these are the areas of investigation, the subject matter, the climates of The Courage Season.

The Courage Season, Peter Bakowski’s sixth full-length poetry collection, pays homage to: the acrostic poem, the alphabet, aphorisms, the city of Melbourne, crime fiction, haiku, humour, letter-writing, modern history, the one line poem (the monostich), pacifism, painting, pop and rock music, portraiture, proverbs, quotations, the sea, the sonnet, surrealism and travel.

In crafting his poems Peter Bakowski continues to be guided by the following quote: “Use ordinary words to say extraordinary things” – Arthur Schopenhauer