yTwo Centuries of Australian PoetryMark O'Connor
Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1988Z3222471988anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included.Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1988
yA Return to Poetry 2000Michael Duffy
Potts Point:Duffy and Snellgrove,2000Z6682602000anthology poetry Ten Australian poetry-lovers, Peter Coleman, Rosemary Dobson, Peter Goldsworthy, Jamie Grant, Marion Halligan, Ashely Hay, David Malouf, Richard Tognetti, Robyn Williams and Salvatore Zofrea, present their favourite poems. Each selector was asked to choose ten of their favourite poems, with the condition that half the poems be written by Australians.Potts Point:Duffy and Snellgrove,2000
yNew Selected PoemsLes Murray,
Potts Point:Duffy and Snellgrove,1998Z9180051998selected work poetry New York (City):Farrar Straus and Giroux,2000
'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.
'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.
'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.
'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.
'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)
Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.
Crows Nest:Allen and Unwin,2009
yThe Best 100 Poems of Les MurrayLes Murray,
Collingwood:Black Inc.,2012Z18975122012selected work poetry 'From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.)Collingwood:Black Inc.,2012
'In this feature, producers Jane and Phillip Ulman visit the Bunyah home of Les Murray, his wife Valerie and son Alexander. Surrounded by winged musicians, frogs, insects and domestic animals, the participants walk and talk and share a meal.
'During the visit Les Murray reads his poems and reflects on poetry and place, knowledge, discovery, family and God.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/murray.htm Sighted: 11/03/2009