What a rich, strange and diverse lot these poems turned out to be . . . I suspect that these baroque and potent imaginings can only have come into existence as fragments of dreams or nightmares. - JOHN TRANTER
In The Best Australian Poems 2011, celebrated poet John Tranter selects the most vigorous, varied and interesting poems of the last year. This sparkling collection shines a light on the phantasmagorial nature of poetry, evoking images, transformations and events that range from the playful to the melancholy by way of exuberance and satire. Featuring award-winning poems alongside brand-new works, as well as a mix of emerging and renowned poets, this is a volume of surreal beauty and emotional resonance.
POETS INCLUDE: · Robert Adamson · Ali Alizadeh · Jude Aquilina · Ken Bolton · Pam Brown · Joanne Burns · Sarah Day · Bruce Dawe · Kate Fagan · Michael Farrell · Angela Gardner · Geoff Goodfellow · Lisa Gorton · Jennifer Harrison · Sarah Holland-Batt · Jill Jones · Cate Kennedy · Andy Kissane · Mike Ladd · Kate Lilley · Jennifer Maiden · David McCooey · Les Murray · Ouyany Yu · Felicity Plunkett · Peter Rose · Gig Ryan · Jaya Savige · Thomas Shapcott · Craig Sherborne · Pete Spence · Peter Steele · Maria Takolander · Andrew Taylor · Tim Thorne · Chris Wallace-Crabbe · Alan Wearneand many more . . .