What a rich, strange and diverse lot these poems turned out to be . . . I suspect that these baroque and potent imaginings can only have come into existence as fragments of dreams or nightmares. - JOHN TRANTER In The Best Australian Poems 2011, celebrated poet John Tranter selects the most vigorous, varied and interesting poems of the last year. This sparkling collection shines a light on the phantasmagorial nature of poetry, evoking images, transformations and events that range from the playful to the melancholy by way of exuberance and satire. Featuring award-winning poems alongside brand-new works, as well as a mix of emerging and renowned poets, this is a volume of surreal beauty and emotional resonance. POETS INCLUDE- * Robert Adamson * Ali Alizadeh * Jude Aquilina * Ken Bolton * Pam Brown * Joanne Burns * Sarah Day * Bruce Dawe * Kate Fagan * Michael Farrell * Angela Gardner * Geoff Goodfellow * Lisa Gorton * Jennifer Harrison * Sarah Holland-Batt * Jill Jones * Cate Kennedy * Andy Kissane * Mike Ladd * Kate Lilley * Jennifer Maiden * David McCooey * Les Murray * Ouyany Yu * Felicity Plunkett * Peter Rose * Gig Ryan * Jaya Savige * Thomas Shapcott * Craig Sherborne * Pete Spence * Peter Steele * Maria Takolander * Andrew Taylor * Tim Thorne * Chris Wallace-Crabbe * Alan Wearne and many more . . .
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