Immanence: Poems in Contemplation


In the spirit of thankfulness, this book of short poetic images expresses, shares and celebrates life through the medium of poetry. The poems capture glimpses of the strife and joy of living in the current Age in a space where people truly believe it is possible to be perfect; a space where the search for absolute knowledge and perfection has become a common, if unachievable, goal.

The short poems in Noela McNamara’s fourth book touch on age-old themes such as Nature, Dispossession, Society, Illness and the eternal question: Who Am I? The poems range from reflective in nature, to personal, funny and serious. They provoke profound contemplation about the past, the present and the future, from both personal and universal perspectives.

  • Title: Immanence: Poems in Contemplation
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2019
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 190
  • ISBN: 9780646995946

Noela McNamara

Noela McNamara began writing poetry and stories while she was a teenager living on the farming outskirts of Brisbane. She studied literature as a mature-age student, gained several degrees and certificates, and tutored at James Cook University Cairns in English and Indigenous Australian Studies. Now both retired, Noela and her husband share time with their children and twelve grandchildren in Cairns, the Sunshine Coast and Canada. A large family with accompanying laughter and tears, as well as umpteen notebooks of “scribblings” squirrelled away over many decades, inspire her lively imagination to continue to create poems and stories.