Contemporary Australian Poetry

Author(s): Martin Langford (Editor); Judith Beveridge (Editor); Judy Johnson (Editor); David Musgrave (Editor)


The quality of Australian poetry has never been higher, nor the number of distinctive voices greater.

A landmark publication, this collection presents the astonishing achievements of Australian poetry during the last quarter of a century. Over ten years in preparation, gathering over 200 poets and 500 poems, it makes the case for this country's poetry as a broadening of the universal set for all English-speakers.

'Somewhat astonishingly,' the introduction notes, 'and while no-one was looking, Australian poetry has developed a momentum and a critical mass such that it has become one more luminous field in the English-speaking imagination. Increasingly, anyone who seeks to explore the perspectives or music available in English will also have to consider the perspectives and music which have originated here - Australia having turned itself, too, into a place in the mind.'

Both survey and critical review, this anthology offers a rare opportunity to explore the major national achievement of contemporary Australian poetry.


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General Fields

  • : 9781922186935
  • : Puncher & Wattmann
  • : Puncher & Wattmann
  • : November 2016
  • : 240mm X 156mm
  • : December 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Langford (Editor); Judith Beveridge (Editor); Judy Johnson (Editor); David Musgrave (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1116
  • : en
  • : 660