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New book by former library staff member Wesley Gleeson

Posted on 2 May 2011 Gavin Glenn

Library staff were excited to see the new book of poetry and essays by former library staff member Wesley Gleeson.

Wesley Gleeson

The light in our eyes was extinguished that day
No one told us it would be like this
Love and hate forged in bloody sacrifice
I’m coming home

No one told us it would be like this is the debut collection of writing from Wagga Wagga author, Wesley Gleeson.

At times deeply personal and in part autobiographical, No one told us it would be like this is a selected compilation of 15 years of poetry and essays.

Gleeson’s poetry grows out of the themes of the monotony of city life, culture, family, history, religion and living daily with a six year battle with depression. The collection also includes four essays: a personal tribute to an Australian sporting hero, an exploration into the dark history of Australia and biographical pieces on two of his most influential role-models.

$1 from the sale of each book will be donated to beyoundblue: the national depression initiative (

 A copy of this book can be purchased at and an ebook is also available

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