Australian Poetry Since 1788

The first of its style, this landmark poetry anthology includes the paintings of Australia’s significant poets in addition to lesser-known yet both affecting writers of Australian poetry due to the fact 1788. starting from concrete to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the funny to the confessional, and from formal to unfastened verse, this paintings additionally beneficial properties translations of a few impressive Aboriginal music poems. With items from one hundred seventy Australian poets, in addition to brief severe biographies, this cautious reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this an exceptional ebook that may be learn and loved over a lifetime.

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