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1 y separately published work icon What's Left Steve Armstrong , Markwell : Flying Island Books , 2021 20970881 2021 selected work poetry
1 3 y separately published work icon Broken Ground Steve Armstrong , Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2018 13857856 2018 selected work poetry

'Borrowing from the title of his Bruce Dawe prize-winning poem, Steve Armstrong’s wonderful first collection is ‘a cracked and weathered prayer’. These are questing, generous poems, filled with grace and vulnerability, and reading them is like taking a walk through a magical and yet familiar landscape, a walk haunted by memory, grief, longing and hope. Highly recommended.

– Lisa Brockwell

'The intimate territory Armstrong walks attends to the wider world—in particular, wild country, forest and field, river and ridge. But also the suburbs, the kitchen, the realms of the everyday. He writes the places in themselves, and he writes them as analogues, metaphors, for the geographies of the self. His is a poetry of landscape, desire, memory, love, lust and loss. Of delight and dilemma. He is a diviner. From the broken ground he draws the sacred.

– Mark Tredinnick' (Publisher's summary)

1 Faust i "Two grey-bearded dogs,", Steve Armstrong , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Joy : Poems from the 2017 ACU Prize for Poetry 2017; (p. 1-3)
1 Bandilngan (Windjana Gorge) i "THIS MORNING a lap-steel", Steve Armstrong , 2016 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
1 A Cracked and Weathered Prayer i "Stretched canvas, a backwater", Steve Armstrong , 2015 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 2016; (p. 252-253)
1 In Sight of Mt Yengo i "Not a crazy impulse, a deeper kind perhaps: he steers", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Wonder Book of Poetry , October 2014;
1 Sleeping More or Less i "They're screaming", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Slow Combusting Hymn : Poetry from and About Newcastle and the Hunter Region in Newcastle 2014; (p. 29)
1 Ancestors i "The buzzer sounds for the last time that day.", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Slow Combusting Hymn : Poetry from and About Newcastle and the Hunter Region in Newcastle 2014; (p. 28)
1 Chauvet Cave i "A pair of Paleolithic lions", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Slow Combusting Hymn : Poetry from and About Newcastle and the Hunter Region in Newcastle 2014; (p. 27)
1 An Architecture of Light i "A post-industrial savannah", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Slow Combusting Hymn : Poetry from and About Newcastle and the Hunter Region in Newcastle 2014; (p. 26)
1 Trains in the Night i "A train wakes me;", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Slow Combusting Hymn : Poetry from and About Newcastle and the Hunter Region in Newcastle 2014; (p. 25)
1 Garbage i "Do you know or perhaps you remember", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: A Slow Combusting Hymn : Poetry from and About Newcastle and the Hunter Region in Newcastle 2014; (p. 24)
1 y separately published work icon Ghost Gum Plateau i "First light on the bend of a river", Steve Armstrong , 2014 (Manuscript version)8897231 8897165 2014 single work poetry
1 Praise i "Sometimes each thing has its given moment — water", Steve Armstrong , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 25 April vol. 24 no. 7 2014; (p. 30)
1 Boy Wonders i "The branch, a large branch", Steve Armstrong , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Wonder Book of Poetry , January 2013;
1 The Art of Longing i "Driving the F3, the freeway between her city and mine", Steve Armstrong , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Love Poems 2013 2013; (p. 235-236)
1 Harrison Street i "In the sky a cloud exclamation mark —", Steve Armstrong , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Notes for the Translators : From 142 New Zealand and Australian Poets 2012; (p. 36-37) The Wonder Book of Poetry , January 2013;
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