The Golden Bird: New and Selected Poems

Robert Adamson

The Golden Bird: New and Selected Poems
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The Golden Bird: New and Selected Poems

Robert Adamson

The Golden Bird brings together the best of Robert Adamson’s work from the last four decades, as well as many superb new poems. Selected and arranged by the author, it provides an accessible introduction to Australia’s foremost lyric poet and an insight into the recurring themes that have shaped his remarkable body of work. ‘Robert Adamson is one of Australia’s national treasures.’ John Ashbery ‘He is as deft and resourceful a craftsman as exists, and his poems move with a clarity and ease I find unique.’ Robert Creeley ‘This distinguished man of letters and major poet is one of the most significant gifts Australia can offer the rest of the world.’ Nathaniel Tarn ‘The spareness and taut energy of the more recent poems, for all Adamson’s famous romanticism, seems classic; as if, like Yeats, he had discovered the exhilaration and enterprise of walking naked.’ David Malouf

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