Australian Poetry since 1788 edited by Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray

Reviewed by
December 2011–January 2012, no. 337

Australian Poetry since 1788 edited by Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray

Reviewed by
December 2011–January 2012, no. 337

Stumbling round the house absent-mindedly or in the off-hours, I wonder where the economy-sized fish tank came from; or the dictionary of some unexpectedly eloquent Oceanian language; or the errant slab of copper sulphate (did some friend or enemy leave it?). Then I remember that it’s the new Australian poetry anthology I am reviewing, the thick end of 1100 large pages – is it the format called royal? or republican?! – and I am in for another round of sleeplessness. It is even possible that, in the United States, I have read and written about the book mostly on Australian time.

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