Chris Edwards began publishing poetry in the mid-1970s. He was an editor and publisher of the poetry broadsheet, Beyond Poetry from 1974 to 1976 and has also been involved with New Poetry and Boxkite as a guest editor. He is based in Sydney.
In 2016, Chris Edwards published O sonata : Rilke renditions a translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonette an Orpheus.
Awards for Works
People of Earth2011selected work poetry 'At a time when bricolage, cut-ups & the general bullying of other people's words about the page is flourishing in poetry, Edwards' work stands out as an example of what such agencies can still achieve. Exacting works of (mis)quotation, (mis)translation & prestidigitation, his poems are as one critic put it, part Goons, part Proust. Edwards plumbs 'the sold of our surroundings' with an intelligence always keen to consort with the laughter bubbling up between world, self & words.' (Source : Gleebooks website)