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 phantasmagorial 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-+ Ouyany 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 Wearneand many more . . .
The Best Australian Poems 2011
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