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Lawrence, Anthony

Anthony Lawrence is the author of eight volumes of poetry and the novel In the Half Light (Picador, 2000). His most recent poetry collections are Skinned by Light: Poems 1989-2002 (UQP, 2002) and The Sleep of a Learning Man (Giramondo, 2004). His many honours include the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Prize, and an Australia Council Fellowship. He lives in Hobart, Tasmania.<#InMedia#><#AuthorVideo#><#AuthorWebsite#><#AuthorTwitter#><#AuthorFaceBook#>
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'Anthony Lawrence, one of our finest and fiercest poets, writes a poetry that is punning, lyrical, memorialising, angry and political.' - Lyn McCredden


Skinned By Light: Poems 1989-2002

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From his first book, Dreaming in Stone, to his fifth volume The Viewfinder, Lawrence's imagination records a foray into unknown territory. There are wonderful animals and birds, volcanoes and tropical adventures. Narratives, traditional forms, poems about Sapphics on TV, fishing, working, and dreaming. With this Selected comes a book-length section of new poems, Skinned by Light. Here we find Lawrence in Dransfield's 'uncharted uplands of the spirit', surrounded by innovative voices speaking of love, along with elegies and poems celebrating landscapes.


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.