In his polemical Introduction, Les Murray notes that Quadrant was founded sixty years ago by poet James McAuley, the ‘stern formalist’ who ensured that poetry occupied a prominent place in the magazine. Poetry has continued to be central to Quadrant, its profile not waning under Murray’s stewardship as literary editor since 1990. For this anthology, Murray has collected the best poems published in his second decade in that role.
Anthony Lynch reviews 'The Quadrant Book of Poetry' edited by Les Murray
The Quadrant Book of Poetry
edited by Les Murray
Quadrant Books, $44.95 hb, 244 pp, 9780980677867
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Anthony Lynch lives on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, where he writes poetry, fiction, and reviews. His work has appeared in The Age, The Best Australian Poems, Island, and Southerly. His short story collection Redfin (2007) was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. His poetry collection Night Train was published in late 2011 by Clouds of Magellan. He is publisher at the independent publishing house Whitmore Press and an editor at Deakin University.
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