January–February 2020, no. 418

January–February 2020, no. 418

Welcome to the January–February issue of ABR – our first issue of the new decade. Most prominently, this edition features the shortlisted poems of the 2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize. This year the shortlisted poets are Lachlan Brown, Claire G. Coleman, A. Frances Johnson, Julie Manning, and Ross Gillett. Other highlights include Publishers Picks: a list of the finest books of the year as selected by senior publishers and editors. The issue also features Kerryn Goldsworthy’s review of Damascus, the latest work by Australian author Christos Tsiolkas; Suzy Freeman-Green’s take on Bri Lee’s dissection of contemporary beauty standards; Stephen Bennetts’s look at Derek Rielly’s biography of the venerated actor David Gulpilil; and much more.

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Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Publisher Picks






  • Letters to the Editor

    by Margaret Simons, Angela Woollacott, David Bradford, Michael K. Launer, and Sheila Fitzpatrick


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