Best of Australian poetry 2021

Fishing for Lightning: The Spark of Poetry

Fishing for Lightning: The Spark of Poetry

Sarah Holland-Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt's highly acclaimed and popular poetry columns from The Australian are collected together for the first time in Fishing for Lightning - suitable for the general reader as well as poetry aficionados.

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 Read reviewHow Decent Folk Behave

How Decent Folk Behave

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A vibrant, thought-provoking collection from the ABIA and Indie award-winning author of The Hate Race and Carrying the World.

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 Read reviewAre You There, Buddha?

Are You There, Buddha?

Pip Harry

A fresh, funny and very contemporary take on puberty, first periods and relationships from the CBCA award-winning author of The Little Wave.

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 Read reviewThe Open

The Open

Lucy Van, Merlinda Bobis

Van's poetry is an ongoing decolonial passage. Each opened space and time takes to task the one just left, then comes home to the poet, her self-reflexive though pointing to her own entanglement. She's inside and outside these...

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Take Care

Take Care

Eunice Andrada

The poems in Take Care explore what it means to survive within systems not designed for tenderness

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 Read reviewHuman Looking

Human Looking

Andy Jackson

The poems in Human Looking speak with the voices of the disabled and the disfigured, in ways which are confronting, but also illuminating and tender

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 Read reviewA Thousand Crimson Blooms

A Thousand Crimson Blooms

Eileen Chong

The stunning new collection from prize-winning poet Eileen Chong - her most personal and accomplished work yet.

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 Read reviewWhisper Songs

Whisper Songs

Tony Birch

In this stunning collection Tony Birch invites the reader into a tender conversation with those he loves - and has loved - the most

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 Read reviewDropbear

Dropbear

Evelyn Araluen

This fierce debut from award-winning writer Evelyn Araluen confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury.  

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Basket

How to Make a Basket

Jazz Money

A powerful and lyrical collection of poetry by the winner of the 2020 David Unaipon Award.

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