States of Poetry Series One

Nathan Shepherdson was born in Brisbane. He is the author of five books of poetry. He has won a number of awards including the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize, The Newcastle Poetry Prize, and the Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award. ... (read more)


Jen CrawfordJen Crawford's recent poetry is collected in the book Koel (Cordite Books, 2016) and the chapbook ...


Paul HetheringtonPaul Hetherington recently returned from a six-month residency at the Australia Council’s B.R. Whiting Studio in Rome. He ...


Jeanine LeaneJeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri scholar from south-west New South Wales. She currently holds a Discovery Indigenous ...


Omar MusaOmar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper, and poet from Queanbeyan. He is the former winner of the Australian Poetry Slam and th ...


Sarah RiceSarah Rice won the 2014 Ron Pretty Poetry Award and the 2014 Bruce Dawe poetry prize; co-won the 2011 Gwen Harwood; and was placed ...

Stuart Barnes was born in Hobart in 1977. Since 2013 he has been poetry editor for Tincture Journal. ... (read more)
MTC Cronin has published twenty books (poetry, prose poems, and essays) including a collection jointly written with the Australian poet, Peter Boyle. Her work has won and been shortlisted for many major literary awards, both internationally and in her native Australia. ... (read more)

When I moved to Canberra in 2000, I knew it only by the stories that are told of it: of a place lacking human qualities, but full of government processes. Living here, working in the creative writing program at the University of Canberra, and pursuing my own writing practice, quickly disabused me of that. The ACT I have come to know is filled with people who make, t ...

Prismatic and dynamic, Australian Book Review's States of Poetry anthologies are about refraction as well as brilliance, shade and trace as much as what is lit. If anthologies generate disagreement, it is because of an illusion that they set or express the fixed amidst a mobile and vibrant set of practices. The recurring, multifarious nature of States of Po ...