yModern Australian VerseDouglas Stewart
Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1964Z3908121964anthology poetry Editor's Introduction: The anthology covers 'from 1930 onwards'... And, lastly, of course, an anthology of this kind should attempt to give as wide a picture as possible, consistent with quality, of Australian poetry in the period. That I have certainly tried to do; but without losing sight of the principle that it should be enjoyable. ... Douglas Stewart (q.v.) (xxi-xxxv).Sydney:Angus and Robertson,1964
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
yAustralian Verse : An Oxford AnthologyJohn Leonard
Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1998Z4612071998anthology poetry (taught in 1 units)A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time.Melbourne:Oxford University Press,1998
yPoems for All OccasionsRon Pretty
Wollongong:Five Islands Press,2002Z10056992002anthology poetry A collection of well-known poems from across the ages grouped by topic or event (such as 'Childbirth and Christening' and 'Funerals and Memorial Services'). Australian and international authors are included.Wollongong:Five Islands Press,2002
y80 Great Poems from Chaucer to NowGeoff Page
Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2006Z13139992006anthology poetry criticism A collection of Page's criticisms previously published separately in the Canberra Times under the title 'ReVerse'.Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2006
'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).
ySixty Classic Australian PoemsGeoff Page,
Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2009Z15702962009single work criticism (taught in 3 units)'This is a superb introduction to poetry from the nineteenth century to the present. With insight and insider knowledge, poet Geoff Page emphasises the contribution made by the notable generation of Australian poets who emerged during and just after World War II. It includes several contemporary poems which are likely to become classics in the near future. Each poem is followed by a short, lively essay discussing its merits and suggesting why it might be considered a classic.' (Publisher's blurb)Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2009
'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.
yAustralian Poetry Since 1788Geoffrey Lehmann
Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2011Z18038462011anthology poetry (taught in 1 units)'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.)Sydney:University of New South Wales Press,2011
yContemporary Australian PoetrySynchrone Australiane Poiese : anthologese metaphraseDimitris Tsaloumas,
Thessaloniki:Nea Poreia,1985Z4086141985anthology poetry This bilingual anthology is a collection of some 150 short poems written post-World War II from 57 well-known Australian writers. It is divided generally into those writing before and after 1960, with each year serving as a marker to the influence of 'post-war affluence and admass techniculture'. A general theme of the collection involves the variousness of the experience of life through perceptions and descriptions of people and places.St Lucia:University of Queensland Press,1986