States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales

Welcome to States of Poetry, a major new project intended to highlight the quality and diversity of contemporary Australian poetry. Funded by Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, this is one of the first federally arranged poetry anthologies published in this country. All states and territories will be covered with separate anthologies, each of them edited by a senior poet living in, or closely associated with, that state. The state editors will choose six local poets actively publishing new work (up to five poems per poet). The state anthologies will appear on our website with introductions from the state editor, biographies and remarks from the individual poets, recordings, and other features. The NSW anthology was edited by Elizabeth Allen and features poems by Susie Anderson, Pam Brown, Toby Fitch, David Malouf, Kate Middleton, and Fiona Wright.

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | State Editor's Introduction by Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen

Editing an anthology of poets from New South Wales is both a wonderful and confronting task. Wonderful because you get to spend close-reading time with the work of poets that you greatly a ... More

States of Poetry - New South Wales | About Susie Anderson

Australian Book Review

Susie Anderson is a writer and multimedia artist based in Sydney, Australia.


States of Poetry - New South Wales | 'egress' by Susie Anderson

Susie Anderson

someone is leaving a plane and feeling the city wrap around them again. the atmosphere, it is always heavy around here. what that means is that it's humid. within the person there is an internal battle, then there is ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - New South Wales | 'minimum spend' by Susie Anderson

Susie Anderson

at the patisserie the waitresses speak in French to each other while they slowly put in your coffee order. they do not seem rushed and their dialogue makes the experience seem authentic. I did not have cash and asked ... More

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