Australian poetry

Element

Element

Jordie Albiston

Using chemistry as an indexing trope, Jordie Albiston tabulates the human predicament of love: its foundations and fundamentals, its configuration of emotions, its recurring properties and its inherent assumption of many as yet...

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Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Fire Front: First Nations Poetry and Power Today

Alison Whittaker

Curated and introduced by Alison Whittaker, Fire Front is a ground-breaking anthology of First Nations poetry showcasing some of the brightest new stars, as well as leading Aboriginal writers and poets including Bruce Pascoe, Ali...

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Throat

Throat

Ellen van Neerven

Throat is the explosive second poetry collection from award-winning Mununjali Yugambeh writer Ellen van Neerven.

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Navigable Ink

Navigable Ink

Jennifer Mackenzie

Jennifer Mackenzie's Navigable Ink is a rare poetic exploration of Indonesian writer and activist Pramoedya Ananta Toer's tragic, visionary and ultimately triumphant life. With skill, knowledge and sensitivity Mackenzie captures...

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Turbulence

Turbulence

Thuy On

In this intensely personal collection, On explores loss, separation and renewal, online dating, sex, longing, rejection and desire. Though they are personal and confessional, taken from the authors own life, these poems speak to...

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 Read reviewI Don't Know How That Happened

I Don’t Know How That Happened

Oliver Driscoll

In turns unsettling and funny, Oliver Driscoll's debut collection is a testament to the mundane resonances of contemporary life and language. Driscoll's wry eye captures the subtle whimsy of the everyday, while exploring the...

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A Kinder Sea

A Kinder Sea

Felicity Plunkett

An outstanding collection from one of Australia's most highly regarded poets.

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Of Memory and Furniture

Of Memory and Furniture

Bron Bateman

This collection in four parts explores experiences of female embodiment, sexuality, and relationships with family, lovers and institutions.

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Towards the End

Towards the End

Ali Alizadeh

This collection of poems presents the contemporary world as broken and dying, a world that is moving irreversibly towards collapse as well as rebirth. The collection may be described as a fusion of social satire, gothic dystopia...

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Harbour

Harbour

Kate Llewellyn

Quiet and insightful, raw in its simplicity, this collection of poems from iconic Australian poet Kate Llewellyn, written between the years of 2000 to 2019, examines a life well lived, dipping in and out of memory to tell a tale...

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The Mirror Hurlers

The Mirror Hurlers

Ross Gillett

In this powerful collection Ross Gillett covers a wide poetic landscape - traditional verse forms, carefully honed free verse, exploratory long sequences and a wealth of shorter poems. He covers an equally wide range of...

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Malcolm: A Story in Verse

Malcolm: A Story in Verse

Leni Shilton

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Heide

Heide

Pi.O.

Heide is an epic poem about history, painting, painters, patrons and the people who made art happen in Australia -- from Louis Buvelot to Edith Rowan, Tom Roberts and Robert Streeton to Vassilief, Nolan, Tucker, Joy...

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Kindred

Kindred

Kirli Saunders

Kindred, Kirli Saunders debut poetry collection, is a pleasure to lose yourself in.

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Empirical

Empirical

Lisa Gorton

The third poetry collection by Lisa Gorton, one of a small number of Australian writers who have won major literary awards for both poetry and fiction.    

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The Future Keepers

The Future Keepers

Nandi Chinna

The poems in The Future Keepers honour ecosystems and the custodians of future ecologies.

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The Lost Arabs

The Lost Arabs

Omar Sakr

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.

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Interval

Interval

Judith Bishop

The much anticipated second volume from award-winning poet Judith Bishop.

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apparently

apparently

Joanne Burns

The poems collected in apparently appear like visions, intensely experienced but barely real. Where does a poem come from? Over four sections this question is considered.

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I Love Poetry

I Love Poetry

Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell is the most adventurous and
 experimental of contemporary Australian poets, continually pushing the boundaries of
 what poetry can do. 

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Rondo

Rondo

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, one of Australia's best-loved poets, writes in Rondo a book that distils his life-long themes of nature, time and love; he is civilised but also relentless in his dedication to 'troubling the stubborn world...

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Contemporary Australian Poetry

Contemporary Australian Poetry

Martin Langford, Judy Johnson, Judith Beveridge

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Blakwork

Blakwork

Alison Whittaker

 Alison Whittaker's Blakwork is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an incomprehensible loss, and the poet's fearless examination of the present.

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Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Alison Whittaker

From a remarkable new voice in Indigenous writing comes this highly original collection of poems bristling with stunning imagery and gritty textures. At times sensual, always potent, Lemons in the Chicken...

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Green Shadows and other poems

Green Shadows and other poems

Gerald Murnane

Gerald Murnane turns to poetry at the end of his literary career, writing frank, disarming poems that traverse the rich span of his life.

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Collected Poems

Collected Poems

Les Murray

Les Murray's new and updated Collected Poems displays the full range of his poetic art.    

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A Trillion Tiny Awakenings

A Trillion Tiny Awakenings

Candy Royalle

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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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An Open Book

An Open Book

David Malouf

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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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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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The Metronome

The Metronome

Jennifer Maiden

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The River in the Sky

The River in the Sky

Clive James

A meditation on death and life from one of our most cherished, critically acclaimed and bestselling writers.

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 Read reviewDomestic Interior

Domestic Interior

Fiona Wright

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Flood Damages

Flood Damages

Eunice Andrada

Powerful first collection by acclaimed Filipina Australian performance poet

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These Wild Houses

These Wild Houses

Omar Sakr

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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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Inside My Mother

Inside My Mother

Ali Cobby Eckermann

In her new poetry collection, Inside My Mother, Indigenous poet Ali Cobby Eckermann explores the trauma created by family separation, felt as an interminable void in its darkest aspects, but in other ways a magical place 'beyond...

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Millefiori

Millefiori

Omar Musa

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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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