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Contemporary Australian Poetry - Martin Langford

Contemporary Australian Poetry

By: Martin Langford (Editor), Judith Beveridge (Editor), Judy Johnson (Editor), David Musgrave (Editor)


Published: 1st November 2016
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The quality of Australian poetry has never been higher, nor the number of distinctive voices greater.

A landmark publication, this collection presents the astonishing achievements of Australian poetry during the last quarter of a century. Over ten years in preparation, gathering over 200 poets and 500 poems, it makes the case for this country's poetry as a broadening of the universal set for all English-speakers.

'Somewhat astonishingly,' the introduction notes, 'and while no-one was looking, Australian poetry has developed a momentum and a critical mass such that it has become one more luminous field in the English-speaking imagination. Increasingly, anyone who seeks to explore the perspectives or music available in English will also have to consider the perspectives and music which have originated here - Australia having turned itself, too, into a place in the mind.'

Both survey and critical review, this anthology offers a rare opportunity to explore the major national achievement of contemporary Australian poetry.

ISBN: 9781922186935
ISBN-10: 1922186937
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 660
Published: 1st November 2016
Publisher: Puncher and Wattmann
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.6