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Pub date: November 2017
RRP: $24.99
ISBN: 9781863959629
Imprint: Black Inc.

The Best Australian Poems 2017

Edited by Sarah Holland-Batt

The Best Australian Poems reveal the impressive depth, diversity and boldness of this country’s poetic talent. For the second year in a row, award-winning poet, critic and academic Sarah Holland-Batt selects Australia’s finest poems, from both rising stars and well-known figures, presenting a dazzling array of themes and styles.

Previous contributors include Judith Beveridge, Stephen Edgar, Fiona Wright, Clive James, Lisa Gorton, Robert Adamson, Dorothy Porter, John Kinsella, David Malouf, Cate Kennedy and Les Murray.

About the editor

Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic. Her most recent book of poems, The Hazards (UQP), won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize, the AFAL John Bray Memorial Poetry Award, the Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award, and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. She is the recipient of the W.G. Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell colonies in the United States, the Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio in Rome, and a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, among other honours. She presently lives in Brisbane, where she works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at QUT, and the poetry editor of Island.