The Best Australian Poems 2011 (Google eBook)

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John Tranter
Black Inc., 2011 - Australian poetry - 224 pages
6 Reviews
'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 phantasmagorical 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, Ouyang 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...
  

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Review: Best Australian Poems 2012

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Big improvement on 2011, which I found contained a lot of dense, obscure, deliberately obtuse poems. This year's selection is more accessible. Good to see several talented South Australians in the collection. Read full review

Review: Best Australian Poems 2012

User Review  - Emma Darragh - Goodreads

A few... Esoteric... Poems, ones where all I could glean was the emotion of the poet, but maybe that is enough. There were a few really lovely poems in here. Read full review

Contents

Robert Adamson The Sibyls Avenue
1
Ken Bolton The Funnies
13
Kevin Brophy The Sublime
20
Grant Caldwell the lights are on
27
Paul OLoughlin Reconfigured
125
Felicity Plunkett Cyclone Plotting
134
Peter Rose Cicerone
141
Michael Sariban The Place in Darkness
148
Michael Sharkey Heroes of Australia
154
Peter Steele The Knowledge
161
Helen Thurloe Ambulance thinking
169
Meredith Wattison Happiness
177
Ron Wilkins Poolside Reflections
183
notes on contributors
193
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About the author (2011)

John Tranter is the author of more than twenty books. His 2006 poetry collection Urban Myths: 210 Poems: New and Selected won multiple awards, including the Victorian, NSW and South Australian Premiers' Prizes. His latest book is Starlight: 150 Poems.

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