'In Gen X-Y we'll be hearing four new poets: Josephine Rowe in Melbourne, Craig Billingham from the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, LK Holt from Melbourne, and Aidan Coleman from Adelaide.
'All the poets are in their 20s and 30s and have at least a first collection published. They read a selection of their work and talk about their styles, subject matter and influences. All of them place a high priority on the individual crafting of a poem and there's an interesting re-visiting of traditional formal structures in some of their work.'
Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/genxy.htm Sighted: 07/04/2009
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