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Latecomers

Author: Jaya Savige



Winner of the prestigious Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, Jaya Savige’s latecomers is a first collection of poems by one of Australia’s most exciting young poets. Lively, playful, and always intelligent, Savige’s poems show an awareness of place, of the inescapability of history, and a personal commitment to the precision of language. ‘The poems in latecomers go beyond what we take for granted these days in a first collection: refinement of language and cadence, allusiveness, wit. Moving easily through abstract wonders and the streets of the inner city, they return for nourishment to family and ‘the Island’ – Bribie, its fishing-life and beaches – as a test always of what is native and endures’ – DAVID MALOUF
OTHER TITLES BY SAVIGE, JAYA
Surface to Air
Surface to Air
Jaya Savige


Surface to Air, evolving over a period of five years from 2006—2011, is an impressive follow-up to Savige’s extremely successful debut latecomers. It charts Jaya’s various poetic influences during thi ...