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The Best Australian Poems 2017

Author : Sarah Holland-Batt
ISBN : 9781925435917
Genre : Poetry
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Award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm again as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. Previous contributors include Judith Beveridge, Stephen Edgar, Fiona Wright, Clive James, Lisa Gorton, Robert Adamson, Dorothy Porter, John Kinsella, David Malouf, Cate Kennedy and Les Murray. Sarah Holland-Batt is the author of The Hazards (UQP, 2015), which won the poetry prize at the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, and Aria (UQP, 2008), which won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, the Arts ACT Judith Wright Award, and the FAW Anne Elder Award and was shortlisted in both the New South Wales and Queensland Premiers’ Literary Awards. She is presently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the Queensland University of Technology and the poetry editor of Island.
Category: Poetry

The Best Australian Poems 2014

Author : Geoff Page
ISBN : 1863956972
Genre : Poetry
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In The Best Australian Poems 2014, award-winning poet Geoff Page compiles an anthology that celebrates both the established and the emerging, the classical and the pioneering in contemporary Australian poetry. From Les Murray to John Kinsella, from Judith Beveridge to Lisa Gorton, this is a lively, colourful and resonant collection for readers and writers alike. 'From London, some ten years ago, Clive James opined that we are living in 'a golden age of Australian poetry'. The quality of work between these covers suggests that Clive might still be right.' Geoff Page
Category: Poetry

The Best Australian Poems 2016

Author : Sarah Holland-Batt
ISBN : 9781863958875
Genre : Poetry
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‘Above all, poetry – for both its readers and its writers – is a form that demands attentiveness and active intelligence. It treats language as a volatile and charged commodity, and one whose subtleties and nuances are worth puzzling over.’ —Sarah Holland-Batt Award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. Demonstrating the diversity, inventive brilliance and dynamism of our country’s finest poets, this collection features work from both rising stars and well-known figures, and presents a dazzling array of themes and styles. Whether addressing biotechnology or domestic violence, migrant experience or the natural world, the poems in this anthology are sure to inspire, provoke and move. Poets include Martin Harrison, Judith Beveridge, Clive James, Keven Brophy, Joanne Burns, Les Murray, Pam Brown, Eileen Chong, Luke Davies, Laurie Duggan, Geoff Page, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Toby Fitch, Robert Gray, Lisa Gorton, Natalie Harkin, John Kinsella, Felicity Plunkett, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Billy Marshall Stoneking, Cate Kennedy, David Malouf, Julie Chevalier, Lionel G. Fogarty and many more…
Category: Poetry

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Author : Bianca Nogrady
ISBN : 9781742244723
Genre : Science
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Good science writing makes us feel. It makes us delight in the discovery of a black hole munching on a star, laugh at the image of aliens puzzling over golf balls on the Moon, wonder at the mystery of the Spanish influenza’s deadly rampage, grieve for baby shearwater chicks dying with plastic-filled stomachs, rage at the loss of the Great Barrier Reef and cheer for the clitoris’ long-overdue scientific debut. This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, insightful and brilliant essays and poetry from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and breadth of science, revealing how a ceramic artist is helping to save the handfish, what is so dangerous about the hype around artificial intelligence and whether too much exercise is bad for the heart. It makes us think, feel and hopefully act.
Category: Science

Border Crossing

Author : Caitlin Maling
ISBN : 9781925164381
Genre : Poetry
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Caitlin Maling's second volume, Border Crossing, continues to showcase the development of an exciting new voice in Australian poetry. Now Maling's poems shift from the first volume's gritty treatment of childhood and adolescence growing up in WA, to a consideration of what it is to be an Australian in America, where the conflicting voices and identities of home and abroad jostle against and seek their definitions from each other. In this volume, as in the first, her emphasis on place – geography and environment – is as strong as ever.
Category: Poetry

The Anthology Of Australian Prose Poetry

Author : Cassandra Atherton
ISBN : 9780522874754
Genre : Poetry
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Prose poetry is a resurgent literary form in the English-speaking world and has been rapidly gaining popularity in Australia. Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington have gathered a broad and representative selection of the best Australian prose poems written over the last fifty years. The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetryin cludes numerous distinguished prose poets; Jordie Albiston, Joanne burns, Gary Catalano, Anna Couani, Alex Skovron, Samuel Wagan Watson, Ania Walwicz and many more; and documents prose poetry’s growing appeal over recent decades, from the poetic margins to the mainstream. This collection reframes our understanding not only of this dynamic poetic form, but of Australian poetry as a whole.
Category: Poetry

Carrying The World

Author : Maxine Beneba Clarke
ISBN : 0733636403
Genre : Australian poetry
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one of the most compelling voices in Australian poetry this decade' - Overland Literary Journal A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A love-hate relationship with words. This collection brings the best of a decade-long international poetry career to the page.
Category: Australian poetry

Captive And Temporal

Author : Nguyen Tien Hoang
ISBN : 1922181412
Genre : Australian poetry
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A long-awaited and much-anticipated first collection of poetry in English by one of Australia's leading Vietnamese poets. '...a distinctive voice to Australian poetry. His poems vary from celebrations of the natural world to disturbing elegies, often for Vietnamese writers little-known in Australia, and allusive recollections and reconsiderations of past events, where memories jut into present time.' Gig Ryan
Category: Australian poetry

The Best Australian Stories 2017

Author : Maxine Beneba Clarke
ISBN : 9781925435900
Genre : Fiction
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In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country’s leading literary talents. Herself an award-winning short-story writer, Beneba Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate with experience and truth, and celebrate the art of storytelling. Previous contributors include Kate Grenville, Tony Birch, David Malouf, Kirsten Tranter, Anna Krien, Georgia Blain, Peter Goldsworthy, Fiona McFarlane, Elizabeth Harrower, Ryan O’Neill and Romy Ash. Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. In 2015 her short fiction collection Foreign Soil won the ABIA for Best Literary Fiction and the Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Her critically acclaimed memoir, The Hate Race (2016), was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Indie Award for Non-Fiction and the Stella Prize. She is also the author of a picture book, The Patchwork Bike (2016), several poetry collections, and is a contributor to the Saturday Paper.
Category: Fiction

The Cambridge Companion To Postcolonial Poetry

Author : Jahan Ramazani
ISBN : 9781107090712
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion is the first to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual and gender approaches.
Category: Literary Criticism

Breaking My Journey

Author : Gregory Piko
ISBN : 194727161X
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Greg Piko is a well-known Australian poet, conversant in mainstream poetic avenues but also in the fine points of haiku. This, his first full-length collection of the latter, are brimful of Australian images, things and people, and make us feel at home and well-connected in a very short time. Piko's sustained and sensitive engagement with haiku prompts us to reflect on how this diminutive form invites celebration of our natural world, and the man-made world that is a part of it.

My Best Poems

Author : Mrs Pia Horan-Gross
ISBN : 0648013502
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My Best Poems, Complete Collection comprises Part 1, Nature, Part 2 Relationships and Part 3 Spirituality, which can be purchased as individual books, as well as the Complete Collection. It contains prose poetry written by the author and covers a lifetime of poetry writing. There are experienced reflections on the beauty of nature, the challenge of relationships and the wonder of discovery of the spiritual side of life. It is meant as a book for reflection and meditation, enjoyment of both art expressed through poetry and beautiful paintings.

Allen Curnow

Author : Terry Sturm
ISBN : 9781775588658
Genre : Poetry
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Allen Curnow (1911–2001) was at the time of his death regarded as one of the greatest of all poets writing in English. For seventy years, from Valley of Decision (1933) to The Bells of Saint Babel's (2001), Curnow's poetry was always on the move - from his early approaches to New Zealand identity and myth to later work concerned with the philosophical encounter between word and world. Curnow also played a major role in New Zealand life as editor, critic, commentator and anthologist, as well as a much-loved writer of light verse under the penname of Whim Wham. In his later years he acquired an impressive international reputation, winning the Commonwealth Prize for Poetry and the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. Throughout his lifetime, Allen Curnow revised, selected and collected his poetry in various ways. For the first time, this collection brings together all of the poems that Curnow collected in his lifetime grouped in their original volumes. The notes reproduce Curnow's comments on individual poems and include relevant editorial guidance. This is the definitive collection of work by New Zealand's most distinguished poet.
Category: Poetry

Waiting For The Past

Author : Les Murray
ISBN : 9781925203219
Genre : Poetry
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Winner, 2015 Queensland Literary Awards Les Murray's new volume of poems – his first in five years – continues his use of molten language. From “The Black Beaches” to “Radiant Pleats, Mulgoa”, from “High Speed Trap Space” to “The Electric, 1960”, this is verse that renews and transforms our sense of the world. Shortlisted, 2015 TS Eliot Poetry Prize 'No poet has ever travelled like this, whether in reality or simply in mind ... Seeing the shape or hearing the sound of one thing in another, he finds forms' —Clive James, the Monthly ‘A profuse talent for image making and a capacity to fold syntax, sense, and sound into extraordinary verbal forms ... [Murray] is able to submit his consciousness to alien states and beings, inhabit them, and bring forth poems of startling originality in extraordinary language.’ —Australian Book Review ‘Murray’s best poems are distinguished by the fact that reading them feels solitary: an encounter not with a personality but with language itself: its work of discovering the world through its patterns of sound.’ —Sydney Review of Books ‘This is Murray the revelator, master of the “hidden away”; his spade turns up so much truth it’s as though he were mining great seams of it, which of course he is, even when as here he is bottoming out on the bedrock of reticence deep in the bucolic soul ... Murray is the great mining baron of Australian literature — brash but also breathtakingly brilliant and often both at once — who, having strode like a colossus for decades over a vast empire of open-pits, has in his dotage turned leaf-whistling prospector, content with a glint in the pan.’ —Weekend Australian ‘Les Murray's new book, Waiting for the Past, is not one that his numerous admirers will want to pass up ... it's a vintage collection.’ —Sydney Morning Herald ‘No one writes like Murray: so truthful, nakedly emotional, wry, watchful. He’s set deep in the Australian landscape, writing about back roads, vertigo, sliced bread, old typewriters and the persistence of love. Murray is the holy fool of his own poems, and a hero of poetry.’ —Guardian, Best Books of 2015 Les Murray lives in Bunyah, near Taree in New South Wales. He has published some thirty books. His work is studied in schools and universities around Australia and has been translated into several foreign languages.
Category: Poetry

The Lost Arabs

Author : Omar Sakr
ISBN : 9781524860479
Genre : Poetry
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Award-winning Arab Australian poet Omar Sakr presents a pulsating collection of poetry that interrogates the bonds and borders of family, faith, queerness, and nationality. Visceral and energetic, Sakr’s poetry confronts the complicated notion of “belonging” when one’s family, culture, and country are at odds with one’s personal identity. Braiding together sexuality and divinity, conflict and redemption, The Lost Arabs is a fierce, urgent collection from a distinct new voice.
Category: Poetry

A Footy Girls Guide To The Stars Of 2017

Author : Nicole Hayes
ISBN : 9781925435535
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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To celebrate the first-ever elite women’s competition, A Footy Girl’s Guide to the Stars of 2017 showcases some of the key players to look out for, and reveals how they made it to the top of the women’s game. Players profiled include: Daisy Pearce, Emma King, Katie Brennan, Darcy Vescio, Maddy Collier, Kara Donnellan, Sabrina Frederick-Traub and Erin Phillips. What age did they start playing footy? What do they love about the game? Who are their role models? What are their greatest talents as players? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Filled with inspirational stories and fun facts, A Footy Girl’s Guide is an essential read for aspiring footy stars of the future – and all kids who love their AFL. Nicole Hayes’s debut release, The Whole of My World (2013), is a Young Adult novel and the first “footy novel” to feature a teenage girl. It was longlisted for the 2014 Gold Inky and shortlisted for the 2014 YABBAs. Her second novel, One True Thing (2015), was awarded the 2015 Children’s Peace Literature Award. She bleeds Brown and Gold, which you’d know if you followed her on Twitter: @nichmelbourne. Alicia Sometimes is an Australian writer, poet and broadcaster. She is a regular guest on ABC 774 and Radio National. She has appeared on ABC TV's Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast. She was a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria and was writer and director of the science-poetry show, Elemental. Alicia has two poetry collections, kissing the curve and Soundtrack and her poems have been in Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Westerly and many more. She has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Alicia has co-edited From the Outer (Black Inc, 2016) alongside Nicole Hayes. She is also one-sixth of The Outer Sanctum.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sun Music

Author : Judith Beveridge
ISBN : 1925336883
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Judith Beveridge is one of Australia most acclaimedpoets, taught in high schools and universities, winner of the NSW and VictorianPremiers' Awards, a highly regarded critic, editor and teacher of poetry SunMusic is a definitive edition of her best-knownand most important poems Sun Music collectsBeveridge's best poems published over a thirty-year period, from 1987 to 2017. Shehas selected the poems from her award-winning collections, The Domesticity of Giraffes, Accidental Grace, Wolf Notes and Storm and Honey, and included 33 newpoems which build on and enhance her previous work. Beveridge is an exactingpoet, precise and controlled, and her formal discipline gives added intensityto her expression of emotion. The combination of clarity and dramatic force,involving a supple use of language which registers the ebb and flow of feeling,makes her poetry immediately appealing and accessible. As she notes in herintroduction to this collection, 'My writing can be kaleidoscopic, oftenbaroque, but I hope also grounded and focused...I am drawn to poetry that hasrich texture, and by this, I mean poetry that is distinctly metaphorical,detailed, musically complex, but also clear.'

The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma

Author : Meera Atkinson
ISBN : 9781501330889
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first decades of the twenty-first century have been beset by troubling social realities: coalition warfare, global terrorism and financial crisis, climate change, epidemics of family violence, violence toward women, addiction, neo-colonialism, continuing racial and religious conflict. While traumas involving large-scale or historical violence are widely represented in trauma theory, familial trauma is still largely considered a private matter, associated with personal failure. This book contributes to the emerging field of feminist trauma theory by bringing focus to works that contest this tendency, offering new understandings of the significance of the literary testimony and its relationship to broader society. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma adopts an interdisciplinary approach in examining how the literary testimony of familial transgenerational trauma, with its affective and relational contagion, illuminates transmissive cycles of trauma that have consequences across cultures and generations. It offers bold and insightful readings of works that explore those consequences in story-Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (2006), Hélène Cixous's Hyperdream (2009), Marguerite Duras's The Lover (1992), Pat Barker's Regeneration Trilogy (1999), and Alexis Wright's Carpentaria (2006) and The Swan Book (2013), concluding that such testimony constitutes a fundamentally feminist experiment and encounter. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma challenges the casting of familial trauma in ahistorical terms, and affirms both trauma and writing as social forces of political import.
Category: Literary Criticism