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In The Best Australian Poems 2014, award-winning poet Geoff Page compiles an anthology that celebrates both the established and the emerging, the classical and the pioneering in contemporary Australian poetry.

In The Best Australian Poems 2014, award-winning poet Geoff Page compiles an anthology that celebrates both the established and the emerging, the classical and the pioneering in contemporary Australian poetry. From Les Murray to John Kinsella, from Judith Beveridge to Lisa Gorton, this is a lively, colourful and resonant collection for readers and writers alike.
'From London, some ten years ago, Clive James opined that we are living in 'a golden age of Australian poetry'. The quality of work between these covers suggests that Clive might still be right.' Geoff Page

Reviews

Geoff Page’s collection of the best poems of 2014 serves only to underscore how essential to a properly reflexive and self-aware culture the writing and reading of poetry is.

Weekend Australian

There is eloquence aplenty in this fine collection.

Australian Book Review

[A] glorious anthology

Launceston Examiner

The list of contributors tends to read like a Who’s Who of Australian poetry – Robert Adamson, Judith Beveridge, Peter Goldsworthy, Les Murray, David Malouf, Bruce Dawe, John Tranter, Clive James…is this the editor being lazy or is it testament to the longevity of Australian poets. I think it’s the latter. And it’s wonderfully familiar to see these names again.

Courier Mail

The breadth of work, combined with the accessibility of many of the poems, make it a perfect introduction to Australian poetry.

Good Reading Magazine

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781863956970

    October 27, 2014

    Black Inc

    224 pages

    RRP $24.99

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