'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.
This course is ideal for anyone who is interested in language and how words can be used in innovative, precise, intense and musical ways: poets, prose and non-fiction writers, lyricists and poetry scholars. Having said that, it's also good for novices.
Portfolio - Poem
Brogan, TVF, ed. The New Princeton Handbook of Poetic Terms. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1994.
Pretty, Ron. Creating Poetry. Caulfield, Edward Arnold: 1994.
The Explicator. Columbia, S.C. : U of South Carolina.