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'Award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm again as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. ' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
In Memoriam, JB, Fay Zwicky , 2017 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Winter, Hospital Bedi"Memory was the room I entered down a long corridor", Robert Adamson , 2017 single work poetry (p. 3)
Cobalti"Co–nclusion: following find in 1982 by local sponge diver Mehmed Çakir & 11", Jordie Albiston , 2016 single work poetry (p. 4)
Gypsy, Cassandra Atherton , 2017 single work poetry (p. 5)
Reunion Songi"Every time she saw herself in the mirror, I remember, she pushed", Luke Beesley , 2017 single work poetry (p. 6)
Flying Foxes, Wingham Brushi"Some of the bats are elbowing their way", Judith Beveridge , 2017 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
The Grey Parroti"The far city must make itself known", Judith Bishop , 2016 single work poetry (p. 9)
Time Is a River, Time Is a Bridgei"Time is a river that passes through you, crossing and recrossing, rippling score", Kim Cheng Boey , 2016 single work poetry (p. 10-12)
Reach & Ambitioni"Late at night, up, looking at", Ken Bolton , 2017 single work poetry (p. 13-19)
Eleutheriai"Water spirit of small bowls", Peter Boyle , 2017 single work poetry (p. 20)
Forty-one Degreesi"Almost summer, season of hot dry winds.", Margaret Bradstock , 2017 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Shower Stalli"Wisdom does not follow conquest, although", Lisa Brockwell , 2017 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
The Night Comingi"I was thinking it was cold, the heater", David Brooks , 2017 single work poetry (p. 24)
Soft Targetsi"the miracle pill", Pamela Brown , 2017 single work poetry (p. 25-27)
Compensationi"excitement a refised", Joanne Burns , 2017 single work poetry (p. 28)
Minor Domestici"Jacarandas luxuriate", Michelle Cahill , 2017 single work poetry (p. 29)
C'est L'Homme (for John Forbes)i"you", Lee Cataldi , 1999 single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Another Step Awayi"a fix of toby’s estate coffee on the footpath.", Julie Chevalier , 2017 single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Kumerai"Wrap whole sweet potatoes,", Eileen Chong , 2017 single work poetry (p. 34)
Two Womeni"Believe nothing she says. Provide her with a warm coat.", Jennifer Compton , 2015 single work poetry (p. 35)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2017 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published 6 November 2017

      ISBN: 9781863959629, 9781925435917
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Poems Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2003-2018 Z1845184 2003 series - publisher poetry

      The third of the Black Inc. 'Best of' collections, Best Australian Poems was initiated in 2003, under executive chair Morry Schwartz. Publisher Chris Feik took over all three series in 2004. In March 2018, Black Inc. cancelled all three series, replacing them with Best Summer Stories.

      Number in series: 15

Works about this Work

Redemption i "Noel is thinking of hurling a brick. This time, through the front window of", Ken Bolton , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
Temenos Gregory Day , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 397 2017; (p. 58)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017 anthology poetry

'When W.H. Auden took the cue for his poem ‘Musée des Beaux Arts’ from Brueghel’s Fall of Icarus, he did not presume the reader’s knowledge of the iconography of the painting but rather sprang open its central and universal theme, which touches all our lives: how ‘dreadful martyrdom must run its course’. It is easy to think our lurid times are perhaps unsuited to such universalities, given the way we loudly chart even the smallest martyrdom, or indulge the biggest Trump on any manner of forums without ever feeling the need to properly situate the subject within a unifying longue durée. The cultural seeds of Trumpism may be found in most real estate offices, just as they are in Aeschylus and Dan Brown. But who cares about that? When it comes to capturing hearts and minds, umbrage and outrage are as much subject to the traction of demand and supply as anything else. At present, there are more poets writing in this country alone than there are footballers kicking goals at the highest level or politicians compromising the healthy future of our children’s climate. But where are the crowds, where is the hysteria, and the press conferences? Thankfully, not here. Like the ploughman ignoring Icarus falling into the sea in Brueghel’s painting, the workaday world and its directional spotlight will always carry on as if nothing has happened in the poetry world.' (Introduction)

Temenos Gregory Day , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 397 2017; (p. 58)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2017 2017 anthology poetry

'When W.H. Auden took the cue for his poem ‘Musée des Beaux Arts’ from Brueghel’s Fall of Icarus, he did not presume the reader’s knowledge of the iconography of the painting but rather sprang open its central and universal theme, which touches all our lives: how ‘dreadful martyrdom must run its course’. It is easy to think our lurid times are perhaps unsuited to such universalities, given the way we loudly chart even the smallest martyrdom, or indulge the biggest Trump on any manner of forums without ever feeling the need to properly situate the subject within a unifying longue durée. The cultural seeds of Trumpism may be found in most real estate offices, just as they are in Aeschylus and Dan Brown. But who cares about that? When it comes to capturing hearts and minds, umbrage and outrage are as much subject to the traction of demand and supply as anything else. At present, there are more poets writing in this country alone than there are footballers kicking goals at the highest level or politicians compromising the healthy future of our children’s climate. But where are the crowds, where is the hysteria, and the press conferences? Thankfully, not here. Like the ploughman ignoring Icarus falling into the sea in Brueghel’s painting, the workaday world and its directional spotlight will always carry on as if nothing has happened in the poetry world.' (Introduction)

Redemption i "Noel is thinking of hurling a brick. This time, through the front window of", Ken Bolton , Peter Bakowski , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Otoliths , 1 November no. 51 2018;
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