Australian poetry

Just Give Me The Pills

Just Give Me The Pills

Koraly Dimitriadis

From the author of the Australian poetry bestseller, Love and F--k Poems, Just Give Me The Pills is yet another brilliant novel-in-verse.

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A Trillion Tiny Awakenings

A Trillion Tiny Awakenings

Candy Royalle

Listen to this non-prophet, This high priestess of poetry: No more hatred, just love, We are pure love, we are pure love. And this gathering, every gathering Is sacred. Listen. Candy Royalle was a spoken word poet...

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An Open Book

An Open Book

David Malouf

This is only David Malouf's third new poetry volume in nearly 40 years, so it is a significant publishing event. As one of Australia's greatest living poets, Malouf continues to meditate and reflect on themes of mortality and...

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horse

horse

Ania Walwicz

Enter into the world of imaginative writing that crosses over into theories of language and the mind:A fairytale. Magic horse tells me. I grow a beard. Who is me? Work crosses boundaries between poetics, theory and...

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Aqua Spinach

Aqua Spinach

Luke Beesley

Melbourne poet Luke Beesley's third collection with Giramondo.

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Blakwork

Blakwork

Alison Whittaker

A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique composed by a powerful new voice in poetry. Alison Whittaker's Blakwork is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an...

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Flood Damages

Flood Damages

Eunice Andrada

Powerful first collection by acclaimed Filipina Australian performance poet

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Lost Lake

Lost Lake

Bella Li

Following on from the groundbreaking Argosy, Li's second collection Lost Lake ups the ante, taking the reader and literature alike into new reaches and realms of the imagination

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False Claims of Colonial Thieves

False Claims of Colonial Thieves

Charmaine Papertalk Green, John Kinsella

From well-known poets John Kinsella and Charmaine Papertalk-Green comes a tête-à-tête that is powerful, thought provoking, and challenges what we think we know about our country, colonisation, and how we...

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Sea of Strangers

Sea of Strangers

Lang Leav

Sea of Strangers by Lang Leav picks up from her previous international bestselling books, and sets sail for a grand new adventure.

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Appalachian Fall

Appalachian Fall

Jennifer Maiden

A major new poetry collection, focusing on poverty, power and the ways in which they are interconnected and intrinsic to each other.

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Fragments

Fragments

Antigone Kefala

Antigone  Kefala is one of the elders of Australian poetry, highly regarded for the intensity of her vision, yet not widely known, on account of the small number  of poems she has published, each carefully worked, each...

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Year of the Wasp

Year of the Wasp

Joel Deane

‘It is rare and electrifying to read poetry with this much at stake. These poems are ‘written in blood ink': everywhere charged with terror and longing. Written after a stroke, this collection line by line reflects the...

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Content

Content

Liam Ferney

In his latest collection, Liam Ferney focuses on the deep contradictions at the heart of modern life. Content is a hand grenade tossed into the middle of polite society. Ferney uses the argot of politics and the internet to tackle...

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The Best Australian Poems 2017

The Best Australian Poems 2017

Sarah Holland-Batt

The Best Australian Poems reveal the impressive depth, diversity and boldness of this country's poetic talent. For the second year in a row, award-winning poet, critic and academic Sarah Holland-Batt selects Australia's...

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Passage

Passage

Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton's third poetry collection continues her preoccupation with terrestrial and other landscapes, both real and imagined. The poems haunt, and are haunted by, the legacies of literature and history: whether inhabiting...

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 Read reviewDomestic Interior

Domestic Interior

Fiona Wright

The poems in Domestic Interior draw together varieties of suburban experience and imagination, charting places that are vibrant, plangent and comical. Award-winning poet and essayist Fiona Wright shows her...

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Millefiori

Millefiori

Omar Musa

A collection of love poems and fierce raps, Millefiori is Omar Musa's third book of poetry. Both dream-like and gritty, it also includes gorgeous illustrations and draft poems from Musa's notebook. Heartbreak, cocaine,...

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The Metronome

The Metronome

Jennifer Maiden

The Metronome is the third in Giramondo's series of annual poetry collections by award-winning poet Jennifer Maiden, addressing political and social issues of the moment, particularly here the tension caused by the...

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Darlinghurst Funeral Rites

Darlinghurst Funeral Rites

Mark Mordue

Darlinghurst Funeral Rites is a collection of poems by the writer and journalist Mark Mordue. It's also a song cycle that takes the reader on a journey through Mark's experiences in the Sydney post-punk music scene of the...

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Music Our Bodies Can't Hold

Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold

Andy Jackson

Each of these poems is a portrait of someone with or reputed to have had Marfan Syndrome. Many of the poems emerge out of personal interviews, while others are portraits of public figures: Abraham Lincoln, Akhenaten, Mary Queen of...

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Injury Time

Injury Time

Clive James

A new collection of deeply moving and life-affirming poems from one of our most cherished, critically acclaimed and bestselling writers

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These Wild Houses

These Wild Houses

Omar Sakr

'I won't keep you long. First, I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, on whose land the majority of this collection was written.Now you are about to read the poetry of an Arab Australian, which is a rare...

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The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry

The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry

John Kinsella, Tracy Ryan

The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry is a comprehensive survey of the state's poets from the 19th century to today. Featuring work from 134 poets, and including the work of many WA Indigenous poets, this...

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Contemporary Australian Poetry

Contemporary Australian Poetry

Martin Langford, Judy Johnson, Judith Beveridge

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...

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Dirty Words

Dirty Words

Natalie Harkin

Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from South Australia.

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The Best 100 Poems Of Les Murray

The Best 100 Poems Of Les Murray

Les Murray

From his life's work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of...

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The Best Australian Poems 2016

The Best Australian Poems 2016

Sarah Holland-Batt

'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...

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Comfort Food

Comfort Food

Ellen Van Neerven

Following on from the success of her award-winning fiction debut, Heat and Light, Ellen van Neerven announces herself as a talented poet with this intoxicating collection. Moving between places and cultures, Comfort Food...

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Carrying the World

Carrying the World

Maxine Beneba Clarke

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.

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Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Alison Whittaker

Winner 2015 black&write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship - a partnership between the State Library of Queensland's black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project and Magabala BooksFrom a...

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Crankhandle

Crankhandle

Alan Loney

Since moving from New Zealand to Australia back in 2001, Alan Loney has carried on a prolific, internationally recognised career in Melbourne. Crankhandle, Loney's latest published work, follows on from 2014's chapbook...

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The Hazards

The Hazards

Sarah Holland-Batt

Engaging everywhere with questions of violence and loss, erasure and extinction, The Hazards inhabits unsettling terrain, unafraid to veer straight into turbulence.

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Fitzroy: The Biography

Fitzroy: The Biography

Pi O

Pi O grew up in 'the Narrows' of Fitzroy and, in-and-on that 'tainted corner' along that 'terrible mile' known thru-out Australia as Gertrude St. and Brunswick St. opposite the Champion and Rob Roy Hotels.

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Prayers of a Secular World

Prayers of a Secular World

Jordie Albiston, Kevin Brophy, David Tacey

Poems of faith and doubt, signs and wonders, epiphanies and longing, poems that lift you through the darkness. This exquisite blue book finished with gold foil is a collection of poems that are prayers for our time.<br...

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Inside My Mother

Inside My Mother

Ali Cobby Eckermann

‘...an outstanding achievement that will, with its skill and elegance, deeply enrich Australian poetry and whoever reads it.' Judges' citation, 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Award for PoetryAli Cobby...

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Parang

Parang

Omar Musa

Parang is the second collection of poetry from former Australian Poetry Slam winner Omar Musa. Written over four years, the collection explores Malaysian jungles, dark Australian streets, and dreams. Dealing with the issues of...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Best 100 Poems Of Dorothy Porter

The Best 100 Poems Of Dorothy Porter

Porter Dorothy

The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter draws from her life's work to present the many facets of Porter the poet, from stretching the fabric of ancient mythology to delving into the beauty of the natural world, or inking an intimate...

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 Special pricePoetry Notebook: 2006-2014

Poetry Notebook: 2006-2014

Clive James

Renowned critic and bestselling writer Clive James sets down his thoughts on the art form which matters to him most: poetry

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Love Poems And Death Threats

Love Poems And Death Threats

Samuel Wagan Watson

Love Poems and Death Threats breaks new ground for Indigenous Australian writing and adds to Samuel Wagan Watson's reputation as one of our most exciting poets.

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Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid Nitrogen

Jennifer Maiden

In the cool medium of Maiden's poetry Julia Gillard confronts her mentor Nye Bevan, Kevin Rudd shares a flight with Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eleanor Roosevelt plays Woody Guthrie for Hillary Clinton. The poems focus on the terrorist...

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Hotel Hyperion

Hotel Hyperion

Lisa Gorton

By turns intimate and grand in scale, Gorton's new collection of poems features snow domes, storm glasses, museum display cases, an ancestral home and the air-locked rooms of a mythical space hotel: all images which contains...

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