Michael Farrell has a reputation as the most adventurous and experimental of contemporary Australian poets, since he continually pushes the boundaries of what our poetry can do. Cocky's Joy is likely to be his breakthrough collection, the one which wins him a wider audience, and part of the reason for t ...Show more
In I Love Poetry Michael Farrell continues to affirm poetry as a mode of thinking. His poems aspire to both memorability and meaning, and to invoke new Australian realities - 'the rhyme's a moral that becomes a fence; a fallen-down fence is a joy forever.' The tone is playful and ironic, more under the ...Show more
Chinna uncovers the lost places that exist beneath the townscape of Perth. For the last four years the poet has walked the wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain - and she has walked the paths and streets where the wetlands once were. Chinna writes with great poignancy and beauty of our inability to return, ...Show more
Saltbush Bill, J.P., and Other Verses (1917) is the third collection of poems by Australian poet Banjo Paterson. It was released in hardback by Angus and Robertson in 1917, and features the poems "Waltzing Matilda," "Saltbush Bill, J.P.," "An Answer to Various Bards" and "T.Y.S.O.N.."
Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen's eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and M ...Show more
Category: Poetry | Reading Level: 3 Biography
Paul Kelly's songs are steeped in poetry. And now he has gathered from around the world the poems he loves - poems that have inspired and challenged him over the years, a number of which he has set to music. This wide-ranging and deeply moving anthology combines the ancient and the modern, the hallowed ...Show more
The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses (1895) is the first collection of poems by Australian poet Banjo Paterson. It was released in hardback by Angus and Robertson in 1895, and features the poet's widely anthologised poems "The Man from Snowy River", "Clancy of the Overflow", "Saltbush Bill" and "Th ...Show more
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was an American essayist and poet. One of the young nation's first recognized public intellectuals, he championed the writing of Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman and opined on everything from the evils of slav ...Show more
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'What will survive of us is love.' In this new anthology poets from across the ages lead us on a journey of love in its many forms. From Shakespeare to Rossetti, Keats to Auden, Byron to Browning an beyond, as well as a host of contemporary voices including Wendy Cope, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duff ...Show more
A breathtaking new volume of poetry from an Australian literary icon, David Malouf’s first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music once again shows us why he is one of Australia’s most enduring and respected writers. Earth Hour comes to rest at the perfect, still moment of “silenc ...Show more
David Malouf's brilliant collection of poems begins with a memory of new love - with 'grace unasked for, urgencies that boom under the pocket of a shirt' - and ends in the intimate territory of the long-familiar where there is no need for words. This volume is marked by an astonishing breadth of intelli ...Show more