“Blood, Fire, Love & Passion; scramble! Direct hit.” TT.O.
Sexually repressed, separated Greek girl on a rampage. There’s no love here, just fucks. But is she fucking him or fucking herself? Love and Fuck Poems. A 52 page story told through poetry. No fluff, no birds and trees, just honest, raw, poetry.
The original Love and Fuck Poems was self-published as a zine at the end of June 2011. It repeatedly sold out in bookshops and instigated the perfect bound book ‘Love and Fuck Poems: The Deluxe Edition‘ in July 2012, published by Outside The Box Press. The 6th print run is the final one as the zine will soon be phased out. You’ll find the final copies of the zine at the stockists below (until they sell out).
National and International orders: ONLINE at Polyester Books or some of the bookshops below also have it online.
OR in-store at the bookshops below
Polyester Books 330 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
Thornbury Records 591 High Street, Thornbury (also online)
Red Wheelbarrow Books 105 Lygon Street, Brunswick
Brunswick Bound 361 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Hares and Hyenas 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
Collected Works Bookshop Nicholas Building, Level 1, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
The Brunswick Street Bookstore 305 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Ritual Music and Books 189 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
Sticky Institute Degraves Subway, Campbell Arcade Shop 10, Melbourne
Sun Bookshop 10 Ballarat Street, Yarraville
Smiths Alternative Bookshop Melbourne Building, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra City
Book Box (341 Creative Studios)
341 Ayiou Antreou street, 3035, Limassol +357 99349719
Quimby’s Bookshop 1854 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
“Koraly writes in a voice that you need to hear. Her pride and passion is powerful, vulnerable, tentative, strong. The way she fucks with our sense of φιλότιμο—pride—will be chillingly resonant and painfully desirable to women from our community who have refused themselves a voice.” Esther Anatolitis, CEO, Melbourne Fringe
“Love and Fuck Poems is exactly what poetry should be—personal, passionate and bold. It goes to places many poets avoid, shining light on humanity’s dark side, allowing the reader the rare opportunity of feeling included in the experience through the clarity and honesty of the work.” Paul Kooperman, National Director, Australian Poetry
“Koraly Dimitriadis is a gritty, gutsy, gobsmacking poet and performer—and she manages to be all those things with style and refinement.” Santo Cazzati, winner, best solo performance, Overload poetry festival 2010
“This is the sort of poetry we need. It has a love of the resonance of words, but most importantly, huge courage and surprising insight. Provocative, sure, but not provocation purely for its own sake—Dimitriadis’ poems are explosively political and humane.” Andy Jackson, winner, 2008 Arts ACT Rosemary Dobson Award
Review by Maxine Clarke August 22nd, 2011
Review Overland Literary Journal by Mark William Jackson September 7th, 2011
Review Cordite Poetry Review by Tara Mokhtari February 6th, 2012
Dimitriadis’s response to Cordite review