In the Hungry Middle of Here


ISBN: 978-0-9804616-5-7 Format: Trade Paperback Rights: All rights: Transit Lounge Release / Publication Date: 01 /03 /2009


From a Montana Dimestore in his native America to Phnom Penh to Victoria Street, Melbourne, MacCarter navigates the world, seeking not just the sounds, textures and tastes that characterise its parts, but the emotional sustenance that we all hunger for. This is highly tuned poetry of words and emotions that has us ‘drunk and spinning’, or smiling at the thought of the various pleasures life has in store for us.

“The poetry of Kent MacCarter maps the city like a drum beating out its sounds, and an eye that knows both its lights and shadows.”
– Tony Birch, author of Shadowboxing.

“MacCarter is the poet as energetic globe-trotter. Wherever he finds himself he notices and records objects, atmosphere, people. His poems are crammed with such perceptiveness.”
– Chris Wallace-Crabbe, author of Telling a Hawk from a Handsaw.

Kent MacCarter is a writer and editor in Melbourne. His previous poetry collections are In the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge, 2009) and Ribosome Spreadsheet (Picaro, 2011). He is also editor of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home (Affirm Press, 2013), a non-fiction collection of diasporic, essays from international authors now living, writing from Australia. He is Managing Editor of Cordite Poetry Review.