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'The Best Australian Poetry 2009 celebrates the originality and verve of Australian poetry at this moment. In this collection of 40 poems Alan Wearne brings long experience as a poet and teacher of poetry, and a sharp eye for the surprising. Bookended with an introduction by Wearne and the poets' commentary on their work, this year's collection is a sophisticated and accessible sampling of recent achievements in Australian poetry.' (From the publisher's website.)

Biographical notes on the contributing poets are included, together with a substantial comment by each poet their selected poem.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Brush Turkey in the Cold Roomi"At the Fisherman's Co-Op", Robert Adamson , 2008 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
The Suspecti"Over there, in the Other land, I was", Ali Alizadeh , 2008 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Constitutional Lawi"Judge, Politician, Bureaucrat: three arms", Jimmy Andrews , 2008 single work poetry (p. 5)
Heati"You think I would be untrue", Michael Byrne , 2008 single work poetry (p. 6)
Fidel's Childreni"The mechanic who can kick the mutest junkpile back to life", John Carey , 2008 single work poetry (p. 7)
Ex-Yugoi"All the good songs come from the men", Jennifer Compton , 2008 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Night Parrot : Pezoporus Occidentalisi"We're the kind of bird that gets poets going,", B. R. Dionysius , 2008 single work poetry (p. 10)
Poems a Long Way After Bashoi"I breathe the leaves of the basil", Rosemary Dobson , 2008 single work poetry (p. 11)
The Gardeni"the poem is made of stones & its", Michael Farrell , 2008 single work poetry (p. 12)
Ode / Alfred Deakini"The High Court straight drives its ton", Liam Ferney , 2008 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Wards of the State of Western Australiai"They liked church", Sarah French , 2008 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Finding Myselfi"At fifty plus the morning shave", Geoff Goodfellow , 2008 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Dog Cartsi"And went to one of the Glory Temples for which", Philip Hammial , 2008 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Next Yeari"Sometime next year my mother will be dead", Kevin Hart , 2008 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Easter Sunday in Sheppartoni"The Win TV news crews have hauled themselves out", Katherine Heneghan , 2008 single work poetry (p. 23)
Menisi"He arrives early morning on the front lawn,", L. K. Holt , 2008 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
The Mercenariesi"First they go to Kosovo,", Evan Jones , 2008 single work poetry (p. 26-27)
Canto of the Mothsi"Rains have come and winter", John Kinsella , 2008 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Travels in Perui"City of cathedrals and altitude sickness -", Geoffrey Lehmann , 2008 single work poetry (p. 30-46)
A Summer Storyi"Paperbarks", Kerry Leves , 2008 single work poetry (p. 47-48)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Latest Word Heather Taylor Johnson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , March no. 18 2010; (p. 54-55)

— Review of The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
Ryan Scott Reviews The Best Australian Poetry 2009 and The Best Australian Poems 2009 Ryan Scott , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , April no. 32 2010;

— Review of The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
With Feeling for the Conniwink Richard King , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2009 2009 anthology poetry criticism ; The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
The Core of Our Culture Peter Kenneally , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1-2 January 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2009 2009 anthology poetry criticism ; The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
Off the Shelf Rod Moran , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 December 2009; (p. 6)

— Review of Storm and Honey Judith Beveridge , 2009 selected work poetry ; Opal Sunset : Selected Poems, 1958-2008 Clive James , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
[Review] The Best Australian Poetry 2009 Blair Mahoney , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 89 no. 3 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
Selections Show Versatility of Australia's Poetic Voice Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2009 2009 anthology poetry criticism ; The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
Off the Shelf Rod Moran , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 December 2009; (p. 6)

— Review of Storm and Honey Judith Beveridge , 2009 selected work poetry ; Opal Sunset : Selected Poems, 1958-2008 Clive James , 2008 selected work poetry ; The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
The Core of Our Culture Peter Kenneally , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1-2 January 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2009 2009 anthology poetry criticism ; The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
With Feeling for the Conniwink Richard King , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Best Australian Poems 2009 2009 anthology poetry criticism ; The Best Australian Poetry 2009 2009 anthology poetry
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