AustLit logo
Chris Edwards Chris Edwards i(A59161 works by)
Born: Established: 1955 ;
Gender: Male
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


Chris Edwards began publishing poetry in the mid-1970s. He was an editor and publisher of the poetry broadsheet, Beyond Poetry from 1974 to 1976 and has also been involved with New Poetry and Boxkite as a guest editor. His work includes mistranslations (homophonous renditions) of Mallarmé and Rilke.

He is based in Sydney, where he works as an editor, typographer, and graphic designer. His poetry is often collage based, combining these interests.

Most Referenced Works


  • In 2016, Chris Edwards published O sonata : Rilke renditions, a translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonette an Orpheus.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon People of Earth Newtown : Vagabond Press , 2011 Z1812917 2011 selected work poetry 'At a time when bricolage, cut-ups & the general bullying of other people's words about the page is flourishing in poetry, Edwards' work stands out as an example of what such agencies can still achieve. Exacting works of (mis)quotation, (mis)translation & prestidigitation, his poems are as one critic put it, part Goons, part Proust. Edwards plumbs 'the sold of our surroundings' with an intelligence always keen to consort with the laughter bubbling up between world, self & words.' (Source : Gleebooks website)
2012 shortlisted ASAL Awards ALS Gold Medal
y separately published work icon Mulberry Leaves : New and Selected Poems 1970-2001 St Leonards : Paper Bark Press , 2001 Z874442 2001 selected work poetry
2002 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
Last amended 3 May 2018 14:59:08
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: