Too Soon to Be Late - A Treasury of the Poetry of Stewart Levitt and of the Art of Geoff Todd and Alan J. Duffy

Author(s): Stewart A. Levitt

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PROMINENT LAWYER AND ACTIVIST STEWART LEVITT HAS RELEASED HIS POETRY BOOK FEATURING HIS VIEWS ON SOCIETY, POLITICS, RELIGION AND LIFE Stewart Levitt, best known for his work as a lawyer successfully fighting public causes against banks and governments for the underdog, has released an anthology of poems titled Too Soon to be Late'. Drawing on his liberal values, Jewish heritage and experience as an Australian lawyer, the 184-page compilation has been written by Stewart over twenty years. The content explores themes associated with his career, including social activism, politics and human rights, as well as his personal experiences related to his close-knit family and travels around the globe. Many of the high impact poems carry strong messages of outrage, love or disdain and often exhort readers to locate their better selves. Geoff Todd who was this year made a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service as a visual artist and sculptor and artist, Alan Duffy, provided the evocative imagery, adding an extra visual dimension. Launch events were held in Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin with over 250 people attending, including from media organisations, the bench, human rights groups and the legal profession. Former DPP and NSW ICAC Chairman Ian Temby QC AO and former Federal Court Justice and Australian Human Rights Award winner, the Hon. Ron Merkel QC, have each spoken publicly in praise of the book. Since the successful launch events, major Australian outlets have interviewed Stewart for editorial features, with SBS saying, poetry alongside other forms of literature and sport can be a very good vehicle to highlight social injustices and expose blatant racism and discrimination. The Daily Telegraph described the themes of the book as, entering into the worst chapter of your life' as the realisation of mortality looms larger. A few of the media pieces set to run over the next month include: - ABC Radio (in various states) - Australian Arts Review - Australian Financial Review - Australian Jewish News - - Sydney Morning Herald - Law Society Journal RRP: $49.95 Testimonials from some of Australia's leading authors and journalists include: Such an utterly unusual book deserves rapid recognition, not just for its inspired use of language and images but because it states truths that our whole planet's populace ought to be anxious to hear. Giles Auty, author, journalist, commentator (for The Spectator and Quadrant), artist and art critic The illustrations accompanying the poems are as compelling as the poetry itself. A fascinating journey that is as confronting as it is worthwhile. Adele Ferguson, multi-award-winning journalist, senior business writer, columnist (for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial Review) and author For more information, please visit To purchase as a retailer, please contact John Reed Books on


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General Fields

  • : 9780648420200
  • : Levitt Robinson Solicitors
  • : October 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stewart A. Levitt
  • : Hardback
  • : 1910
  • : English; Hebrew
  • : DC