An absorbing report from the land of poetry

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February 2011, no. 328

The Best Australian Poems 2010 edited by Robert Adamson

Black Inc., $24.95 pb, 250 pp

An absorbing report from the land of poetry

by
February 2011, no. 328

 Anyone who hasn’t caught up with the thriving diversity of recent Australian poetry should get hold of this second annual anthology from Black Inc. edited by Robert Adamson. It’s a richly impressive selection from all corners of the Australian poetic field and across the generations, from Bruce Dawe and Frank Kellaway to younger poets yet to publish a first book. For more specialist readers, with a comparative eye on contemporary poetry in English, Adamson’s soundings demonstrate amply how mature and vital Australian poetry is.

Philip Mead reviews 'The Best Australian Poems 2010' edited by Robert Adamson

The Best Australian Poems 2010

edited by Robert Adamson

Black Inc., $24.95 pb, 250 pp

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