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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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Evolution

Evolution

Eileen Myles

A searing new collection of Eileen Myles' acclaimed poetry.

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Magical Negro

Magical Negro

Morgan Parker

New collection of poems by Morgan Parker, author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce: 'This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star' TERRANCE...

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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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Milk Teeth

Milk Teeth

Rae White

Winner of the 2017 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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Flood Damages

Flood Damages

Eunice Andrada

Powerful first collection by acclaimed Filipina Australian performance poet

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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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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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The Agonist

The Agonist

Shastra Deo

Winner of the 2016 Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry.

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Rumi

Rumi

Jalalu'l-Din Rumi, Peter Washington

This volume draws on a wide variety of translations - from the early 20th century to the present - of Rumi's deeply moving, sensually vibrant poetry.

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Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird

This impressive debut has established Hera Lindsay Bird as a good girl with many beneficial thoughts and feelings. With themes as varied as snow and tears, the poems in this collection shine with the fantastic cream of who she is,...

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Ariel

Ariel

Sylvia Plath

Includes many of the author's best-known poems such as: 'Lady Lazarus', 'Daddy', 'Edge' and 'Paralytic', that were all written between the publication in 1960 of Plath's first book, The Colossus, and her death in 1963.

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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

Rupi Kaur

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss and femininity.

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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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The Flame

The Flame

Leonard Cohen

The final collection of poetry from the world's greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen, introduced by his son Adam Cohen.     

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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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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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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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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 reviewArgosy

Argosy

Bella Li

This innovative first full-length collection from Australian poet Bella Li draws inspiration from the surrealist collage novels of Max Ernst, is an arresting and utterly unique assemblage of poetry, collage and photography.

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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

Terrance Hayes

"The black poet would love to say his century began With Hughes or God forbid, Wheatley, but actually It began with all the poetry weirdos & worriers, warriors, Poetry whiners & winos falling from ship bows, sunset...

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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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Book of Longing

Book of Longing

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. Book of Longing was twenty years in the making and written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retreat in Mt Baldy. These poems...

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The Hijab Files

The Hijab Files

Maryam Azam

Debut collection by a young Western Sydney poet, focussed on the hijab, and exploring the complexities of growing up Muslim in Australia

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Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Patricia Lockwood

What if a deer did porn? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? And what would Walt Whitman's tit-pics really look like? Free-wheeling and surreal yet deadly serious, and including the viral hit 'Rape Joke' ('An oblique...

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Love Poems

Love Poems

Pablo Neruda, Donald D. Walsh

Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say I love you!

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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

Morgan Parker

'This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star.' Terrance Hayes Morgan Parker's highly anticipated, fierce new collection of poetry uses political and...

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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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 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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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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 Read reviewThe Best 100 Poems Of Gwen Harwood

The Best 100 Poems Of Gwen Harwood

Gwen Harwood

Described by Peter Porter as the 'outstanding Australian poet of the twentieth century', Gwen Harwood's work is defined by a moving sensuality, a twinkling irreverence, and a sly wit. Harwood published over 420 works in her...

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