About MTC Cronin | States of Poetry Queensland - Series One

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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. Several of her books have appeared in translation: The Ridiculous Shape of Longing (Macedonian) and her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda's Questions, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Swedish. A French translation by Anne Ortiz Talvaz of her 2001 book, Bestseller (Vagabond Press, Sydney), will be published in France in 2019 (Editions de l'Amandier, Paris). Recent collections include In Possession of Loss (Shearsman Books, 2014) and The Law of Poetry (Puncher & Wattmann, 2015), the latter of which was written over two decades.

States of Poetry

'Little Track'

'The Grass is Full'

'The Correct Way'

'Above Us'

' The World's yard'


#50 States of Poetry 2016 QLD Podcast | 'Little Track', 'The Grass is Full', and 'The Correct Way' by MTC Cronin

#51 States of Poetry 2016 QLD Podcast | 'Above Us' and 'The Worlds Yard' by MTC Cronin

Further reading and links

Peter Kenneally reviews The Law of Poetry in the December 2015 issue of Australian Book Review

MTC Cronin interview on ABC Radio National's Earshot program

Author page on Red Room Company website

Author page on Poetry Library website