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  • Published: 24 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143008736
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $35.00

The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry


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'A very fine anthology, with exemplary introductions. It is refreshing to see how much has been done so well.' - Peter Pierce

Wide in scope and bold in ambition, this exciting anthology covers the range of Australian poetic achievement, from early colonial verse through to contemporary work, with a strong recognition of Indigenous voices. This collection brings together great and familiar names with those that deserve better recognition.

Including valuable introductory essays by John Kinsella, and biographical notes for all the poets, The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry presents the full measure of Australian poetic talent in all its richness and diversity.

  • Pub date: 24 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143008736
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Authors

John Kinsella

John Kinsella's many books of poetry include Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography, Jam Tree Gully, Armour, and Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems 1980-2015. His awards include the Judith Wright Calanthe Awards for Poetry(twice), the Victorian Premier's Prize for Poetry, the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry, the Christopher Brennan Award for Poetry, and numerous others. He is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, and Professor of Literature and Sustainability at Curtin University. He lives in the Western Australian wheatbelt.

Robert Drewe

Robert Drewe is the author of seven novels, four books of short stories, two memoirs, six other works of non-fiction and two plays. His work has been widely translated, and adapted for film, television, theatre and radio.


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