Australian poetry

Interval

Interval

Judith Bishop

The much anticipated second volume from an award-winning poet.

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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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Things I've Thought to Tell You Since I Saw You Last

Things I’ve Thought to Tell You Since I Saw You Last

Penelope Layland

These poems explore mourning and loss in a way that is salutary, affirmative, meditative and uplifting, subtly refracting our common understandings and our claims on knowledge. In these works the ghosted quotidian, like a long...

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Blindside

Blindside

Mark Reid

Blindside, Mark Reid's fifth collection, exhibits his accustomed minimalist rigour, a spare and allusive lyric, contemporary, colloquial, committed, seeking the sublime in the everyday.

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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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Tilt

Tilt

Kate Lilley

Tilt follows the skewed itinerary of attachment and loss, possession and dispossession; the movement of people and things, from Greta Garbo's Manhattan exile to the Green Bans of 1970s Sydney to the precarious passages of...

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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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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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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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Wildlife of Berlin

Wildlife of Berlin

Philip Neilsen

Neilsen's intelligent, searching, and relentlessly contemporary poems in Wildlife of Berlin reveal a poet whose chief interest is transforming and challenging the way we see our human position in a world under ecological and...

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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

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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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

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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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

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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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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Subtraction

Subtraction

Fiona Hile

Winner of the 2017 Helen Anne Bell Poetry Award Taking its cues from Rimbaud's call for the reinvention of love, Subtraction tours the hologrammatic labyrinths of the English language to ask again: What is love? And what does the...

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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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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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Flood Damages

Flood Damages

Eunice Andrada

Powerful first collection by acclaimed Filipina Australian performance poet

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Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth

Rae White

Winner of the 2017 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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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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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

‘...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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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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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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