Looking Out from the Bashan: the Republic of Og
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Og is the last survivor of the giant races of the Old Testament, doomed to conquest by God’s chosen people on their way to the Promised Land. Og is not only the king of the last of his people but, as a giant amongst ordinary sized humans, he also represents the monster within.
An exciting new collection of poems linked by a strong narrative into a poetic ‘biography’.
Mark Reid’s second collection of poems, Parochial, was winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for poetry in 2000. His third, A Difficult Faith, was shortlisted for the same award in 2006. A resident of Fremantle for twenty years, he now lives in tiny Greenwell Point on New South Wales’ south coast.