Rediscover Steven Herrick’s bittersweet comedy Love, Ghosts & Nose Hair (University of Queensland Press), as he explores the promise of first love, the sorrow of grief and the power of the poetic voice.
First published in 1996, Love, Ghosts & Nose Hair was Steven’s first verse-novel for young adults, following sixteen-year-old Jack who lives with his dad and older sister, Desiree. Jack is obsessed with Annabel, a beautiful girl at school, the ghost of his mother, and nose hair.
The book was shortlisted for the 1997 CBCA Book of the Year and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and was newly reissued in 2017. Students can enjoy the power and humour of Steven's poetry focusing on this classic verse-novel and a selection of poems from his many other books.