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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 Wearne and many more . . .

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781863955492

    November 2, 2011

    Black Inc

    224 pages

    RRP $24.95

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Also by John Tranter

The Best Australian Poems 2012
Starlight: 150 poems
The Best Australian Poetry 2007
Urban Myths: 210 Poems

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