Contemporary Asian Australian Poets
Puncher & Wattmann, $29.95 pb, 253 pp, 9781921450655
This is one of the more vital and significant poetry anthologies to appear in Australia. It has been compiled with a purpose as sophisticated and complex as the arguments for existence that it posits. It is an anthology not so much of ‘region’ (it is a rather massive one), as of the experience of being or having been from Asian heritages in contemporary Australia.