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Pub date: November 2015
RRP: $24.99
ISBN: 9781863957793
Imprint: Black Inc.

The Best Australian Poems 2015

Edited by Geoff Page

‘Geoff Page’s collection of the best poems of 2014 serves only to underscore how essential to a properly reflexive and self-aware culture the writing and reading of poetry is.’—Gregory Day, The Australian

The Best Australian Poems is our annual poetry anthology, showcasing the immense and diverse poetic talent from the country’s best and emerging writers. Geoff Page returns for a second year as editor.

About the editor

Geoff Page has published nineteen collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels and several other works, including anthologies, translations and a biography of the jazz musician Bernie McGann. He has won several awards, including the ACT Poetry Award, the Grace Leven Prize, the Christopher Brennan Award, the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Award.


Contributors for 2015

Michael Sharkey • Louise Carter • Jane Downing • Fiona Wright • Victoria McGrath • Petra White • Jill Jones • Jennifer Compton • Jennifer Maiden • Steve Evans • Nigel Roberts • Kevin Hart • Alan Gould • Ron Heard • Jennifer Mackenzie • Eileen Chong • Alex Skovron • Russell Erwin • Billy Marshall-Stoneking • Rozanna Lilley • Roland Leach • Maria Takolander • Paul Hetherington • Mran-Maree Laing • John Tranter • Gary Allen • Robert Adamson • Anthony Lawrence • John Foulcher • Tony Page • Peter Rose • Michael Crane • Lucy Dougan • Dennis Haskell • Andy Jackson • Samuel Wagan Watson • Phillip Hall • Ali Cobby Eckermann • Brenda Saunders • Lisa Brockwell • Chris Wallace-Crabbe • Robyn Rowland • Suzanne Edgar • B N Oakman • Paolo Totaro • Andrew McDonald • Joe Dolce • Lin van Hek • John Upton • Rod Usher • Brendan Ryan • Thom Sullivan • Olga Pavlinova Olenich • Geoff Goodfellow • Anne Elvey • Alyson Miller • Luke Beesley • Gig Ryan • Sarah Holland-Batt • Murray Jennings • Chloe Wilson • Jakob Ziguras • Peter Bakowski • Luke Fischer • Jodie Hollander • Jane Williams • Paul Cliff • Susan Hampton • Cassandra Atherton • Rachael Mead • Brook Emery • Sarah Rice • Andy Kissane • David McCooey • Joan Kerr • Peter Lach-Newinsky • Judy Johnson • Anthony Lynch • Judith Beveridge • Lisa Gorton • Michael Sariban • Sarah Day • David Brooks • Michelle Cahill • Jude Aquilina • Jordie Albiston • Kevin Brophy • Les Wicks • K. A. Nelson • Fay Zwicky • Jamie Grant • Les Murray • Caitlin Maling • Andrew Burke • Stephen Edgar • Tony Lintermans • Angela Smith • Vivian Smith • Bruce Dawe • Clive James