SIARAD, poetry and prose: Published by ES-Press, an imprint of Spineless Wonders

Available in Print from: Spineless Wonders | New South Books | Booktopia 

Available in Audio from: Authors Direct | Google Play | Scribd | Kobo | Chirp  


  " These poems and stories are written in a conversational style, ostensibly friendly and non-threatening. Yet, they take readers out of our comfort zones to chase and 'taste' the comets of language and explore the outer limits of the speakable ... To find novelty in the commonplace, seek the exceptional in the banal, and write thought-provoking observations without resorting to clich√© – these are remarkable skills. Reid delivers. While her gift for imagery is a major strength, it is her empathy for humankind that makes her a truly intriguing writer." – Alison Clifton, Stylus Lit

" What is so remarkable about SIARAD is the fullness of the voice. Caroline Reid's new collection is a roar of reassurance; of self-discovery and self-empowerment." – Dylan Dartnell, Underground Writers

"... a great introduction to poetry and flash fiction for the uninitiated. Reid's writing is satisfyingly complex without being obscure, and relatable without being simplistic ... if you hated poetry at school and haven't read it since, this might just be the book to reignite your interest. " – Tracey Korsten, Glam Adelaide

"The singing energy of Welsh literature is here grafted onto Australian colloquial informality and laid-back irony ... Bettina Kaiser's distinctive black-and-white design and illustrations are a precise fit with both the form and the content of Reid's text, in an inventive collaboration between writer and artist." – Kerryn Goldsworthy, Sydney Morning Herald

"Psychedelic. Startling. Alive." Donna Ward, She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life

"This book is a piece of art in the way that Caroline Reid is an artist.  It is truly brilliant work." – Rachael Mead, The Application of Pressure, The Flaw in the Pattern
"I was re-reading SIARAD again today. It's so good. I just love the different tempos and rhythms." – Tracy Crisp, An Evening with The Vegetarian Librarian, Surrogate
"SIARAD is the most enjoyable collection I've read this year. Caroline's voice is authentic, it leaps from the page. There were moments I gasped out loud as the writing hits you right in the gut ... Absolutely recommended whether you think you like poetry or not." – Sarah Temporal, poet  &  performer

SIARAD, poetry and prose
Category:   Spoken Word, Prose Poetry,  Micro Fiction 
ISBN:   9781 925052497
Publisher:   Spineless Wonders
Imprint:   ES-Press
Pub Date:   May 2020 
Pages:   180


PRAYER TO AN IRON GOD: Published by Currency Press

This book is out of print. Copies available from the author. Please send your inquiry through the Contact form.

"If you want an evening of decent Aussie drama, this is the show for you. The production of Caroline Reid's play Prayer to an Iron God is one of the most powerful, relevant and intense evenings you will spend in the theatre this year."
– Matt Byrne, The Sunday Mail


Category: Playscript
Subjects: Suicide-Social Aspects-Drama
ISBN: 9780 868198675
Publisher: Currency Press
Pub Date: 2010
Pages: 56