A World in a Crystal Tear is a book of poetry, line drawings and photography celebrating Melbourne, the world and man's place in it. For Charlie Nelson and Mack Ross ‘... it is about seeing and depicting an extended record of the modern day role for human existence and to help to preserve the good things of contemporary society, while also promoting this aim as a task for future generations... an attempt to bring the writer's awareness of everyday pleasures to the reader and share experiences in a way which moves from scene to scene and moment to moment from front cover to back.'This ambition is immediately apparent in the opening poem ‘Citadel'
In canyons of glass and stone,with pinnacles of structured steel,manicured citadels of corporate cast,loom out of moody suburban mists.
‘It is hoped this book will warm hearts and be an enduring journey for the reader to visit often, this shared joy of a World in a Crystal Tear.'
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