Gus Ferguson

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: South African poet, publisher, illustrator and editor of the literary journal Carapace.

Wry, witty poetry - Ogden Nash meets the Tao of Pooh - illustrated with quirky, expressive line drawings. Charming, intelligent verse with an undertone of sadness and a philosophical take on modern life.

Collections of poetry and drawings:
SNAIL MORNING (A D Donker 1979)
DOGGEREL DAY (A D Donker 1981)
CARPE DIEM, (Carrefour Press 1990)
THE HERDING OF THE SNAIL (1995)
LIGHT VERSE AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (David Philip 1996)
ARSE POETICA (Kwela, 2003)

Collections of cartoons:
LOVE AMONG THE MIDDLE AGED (Queillerie 1997)
STRESSED-UNSTRESSED: Selected Poems and Drawings (David Philip 2000)
WAITING FOR GATEAU (2004)
DUBIOUS DELIGHTS OF AGING AND OTHER FOLLIES (2006)

 

ARSE POETICA Poetry and drawings Kwela, 2003 The 32 satirical poems and 25 cartoons in this collection tackle the world of poets and poetry, both mocking and celebrating writers as diverse as William Blake, J. M. Coetzee, Michael Ondatje, and Breyten Breytenbach.

ARSE POETICA

Poetry and drawings
Kwela, 2003

The 32 satirical poems and 25 cartoons in this collection tackle the world of poets and poetry, both mocking and celebrating writers as diverse as William Blake, J. M. Coetzee, Michael Ondatje, and Breyten Breytenbach.