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Lea, Bronwyn

Bronwyn Lea is the author of Flight Animals (UQP, 2001) which won the Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry, the Fellowship of Australian Writers Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for five national awards. Her poems have won a number of prizes, including the Arts Queensland Poetry Prize and the Somerset National Poetry Prize, and have been widely published, anthologised, and translated into French, Spanish and Chinese. Bronwyn is series editor, with Martin Duwell, of UQP’s Best Australian Poetry annual anthology. Her most recent collection of poems is The Other Way Out (Giramondo, 2008). She lives in Brisbane.
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Flight Animals

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This is Bronwyn Lea's debut collection of daringly executed and finely drawn poems, in language deeply sensuous, intelligent and alive with wit. Lea's poetry has earned her acclaim in the Australian poetry scene and she is also in demand at poetry readings throughout Australia. She has won numerous awards including the Somerset Poetry Award and the Queensland Premier's Award.

$22.95

The Best Australian Poetry 2003

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The Best Australian Poetry 2003 is the first in a series of anthologies that will be produced annually by UQP to showcase the very best in contemporary Australian poetry. Each year, a guest editor is invited to select the poems and write an introduction, and the contributing poets will include commentaries to illuminate their work. The inaugural issue contains poems by some of Australia’s most prominent poets including Clive James, Les Murray, and Judith Beveridge, as well as some exciting new voices.

$24.95

The Best Australian Poetry 2004

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The Best Australian Poetry series returns after an impressive debut in 2003 with a new volume that is original, stimulating and wide-ranging in its sympathies. Guest Editor Anthony Lawrence brings to this volume a passionate commitment to Australian poetry and his reputation as one of Australia's premier poets. Bearing the impress of his distinctive editorial mind, Lawrence's selection of the best forty poems published in Australian literary journals in the preceding year is dramatic and flamboyant, revealing an unquenchable passion for life immersed in the marvellous matter of lived reality.

$24.95

The Best Australian Poetry 2006

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Guest Editor Judith Beveridge, one of Australia’s leading poets, has produced a highly satisfying and stimulating addition to The Best Australian Poetry series.

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The Best Australian Poetry 2007

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The Best Australian Poetry 2007 celebrates the vibrancy and force of poetryin Australia now. Guest Editor John Tranter, one of Australia’s most important poets, brings his substantial reputation as an anthologist – as well as a great deal of style – to his selection of 40 poems first published in Australian literary journals in 2006. Tranter has put together a rich selection of powerful poems –elegant meditations, rapid sketches, social commentaries – that live inside the world of art and language, as well as poems deeply concerned with life as it is lived. Broad in the variety of poets and poetic styles, The Best Australian Poetry 2007 is as surprising in its diversity as it is pleasurable to read.

$24.95

The Best Australian Poetry 2008

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Guest Editor David Brooks brings to this collection his reputation as a poet of distinction, as well as his acumen as the editor of Australia's oldest literary journal, Southerly. His selection of 40 poems from Australia's print and online journals captures a sense of poetry as passion, as lived experience, and momentary distillations into action. Together with comments from the poets discussing their work, The Best Australian Poetry 2008 takes stock of what's new and exciting in Australian poetry now.

$24.95

The Best Australian Poetry 2009

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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.

$24.95