Ali Cobby Eckermann / little bit long time
‘In little bit long time we experience a true poet’s strong and singing voice… She has a tradition of innovators behind her - poets from Oodgeroo Noonuccal to Lionel Fogarty - who also experimented with writing the spoken word and creating new forms. When I first heard Ali read these poems I wanted copies immediately so I could spread the word.’ - Robert Adamson
Lizz Murphy / Walk the Wildly
Walk the Wildly with Lizz Murphy in this, her fifth collection of poetry, where winter is a lumbering lantern-jawed season, spring is a baking back, untimely frost a trollop. There are women of precise skirts, men with shipwrecked backs and locals who inspect the brash blue, foreheads strained like fence wire.
Bruce Dawe / Kevin Almighty
In Kevin Almighty, one of Australia’s finest poets extends his send-up of the 2013 election and its aftermath.
Bruce Dawe / Blind Spots
In Blind Spots, Bruce Dawe (author of such popular poetry collections as Condolences of the Season and Sometimes Gladness) turns his ironic wit and poetic skills to dramatise the unexpected termination of Kevin Rudd as our PM, Julia Gillard’s subsequent term of office, and Kevin Rudd’s return.
Meg Mooney / Being Martha's Friend
‘Honest, generous, wise and funny, Meg Mooney’s poems bring you straight into the gritty, idiosyncratic daily experience of life in central Australia.’ - Jansis O’Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, Varuna, the National Writers’ House
Roland Leach / My Father's Pigs
‘Roland Leach’s poems explore the elusive link between the self and memory, our fragile landscape and its human connections in lucid and often moving language that sustains a delicate balance between intellect and emotion. These are poems unafraid to make sense in human terms and all the better for doing so.’ - Fay Zwicky
Kevin Densley / Vigorous Vernacular
Kevin Densley’s poetry has been published in various Australian and UK magazines over the past twenty-five years.
Kevin Densley / Lionheart Summer
‘Kevin Densley’s new poetry collection offers a gently ironic look at the blind spots in our everyday odyssey through life.
Robbie Coburn / Rain Season
‘A very convincing multifaceted portrayal of the struggle with self and others, one that uses its contrasting imagery and analogy so well.’ - Ashley Capes
Adrian Flavell / on drowning a rat
Adrian Flavell lives and writes in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. on drowning a rat is his ﬁrst collection of poems.
Nathanael O'Reilly / Distance
‘Nathanael O’Reilly’s poems sound the major themes of Australian poetry: landscape, displacement, yearning, and above all a critique of cultural narrowness. O’Reilly’s plain-spoken diction is often laced with understated wit, but is given ballast by its principled grounding in lived experience.’ - Nicholas Birns, editor of Antipodes
Gillian Telford / An Indrawn Breath
'These sculpted verses are assured; they give voice to the uncertainty of the mind, to the fragility of our journey with nature. An Indrawn Breath is a wise, accomplished, courageous book. It walks a tightrope across the landscapes of memory and forgetting.’ - Michelle Cahill
Judith Beveridge / The Domesticity of Giraffes
The Domesticity of Giraffes, Judith Beveridge’s first book, was one of the most widely read poetry volumes of the 1990s.
Stephen Edgar / Lost in the Foreground
‘Even Edgar’s admirers cannot have been expecting such a tour de force as Lost in the Foreground. Virtuosity of technique is combined with original thinking and clarity of presentation. Simply put, this is brilliant poetry, the equal of anything in English today. Australia should welcome the coming of age of an important talent.’ - Peter Porter