By Robert Gray,Geoffrey Lehmann

a superb poem is one who the area can’t fail to remember or is extremely joyful to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by way of of Australia’s leading poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert grey, comprises such poems. it's the first of its style for Australia and supplies to develop into a vintage. integrated listed below are Australia’s significant poets, and lesser-known yet both affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry considering 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the funny to the confessional, and from formal to loose verse. Translations of a few impressive Aboriginal tune poems are one of many excessive issues. Containing over a thousand poems from a hundred and seventy Australian poets, in addition to brief severe biographies, this cautious reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this an exceptional booklet that may be learn and loved over a lifetime.

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