Best Australian Poems 2012, The
Editor: John Tranter
Poets Include . . . Alan Wearne, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, mark Tredinnick, Maria Takolander, Tim Thorn, Pete Spence, Jaya Savige, Gig Ryan, Peter Rose, Felicity Plunkett, Les Murray, David McCooey, Jennifer Maden, Mike Ladd, Andy Kissane, Jill Jones, Sarah Holland-Batt, Lisa Gorton, Geoff Goodgellow, Angela Gardner, Katherine Gallagher, Michael Farrell, Sarah Day, Bruce Dawe, Luke Davies, Joanne Burns, Pam Brown, Ali Alizadeh, Robert Adamson and many more . . .
'I was struck . . . by just how many poems depended on the ancient devices of the storyteller . . . Many have a lyrical or meditative feel, but most have a story to tell, captured in a brief glimpse of the meaning of life, or a dramatic climax.' John Tranter