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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.

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780143008736

    November 24, 2008

    Penguin

    480 pages

    RRP $35.00

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On the Outskirts
The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry
Sack
The Ballad of Moondyne Joe
Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography
Shades of the Sublime and Beautiful
Fast, Loose Beginnings
Michael Dransfield: a Retrospective

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