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Puncher & Wattmann is an independent publisher of quality Australian writing. Since 2005, we have published anthologies and many award-winning books of poetry, novels, biography and critical non-fiction.

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Contemporary Australian Poetry

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In the past 25 years, Australian poetry has reached a remarkable level of  achievement. Never has the quality been stronger, nor the number of distinctive voices greater. The best poetry produced in this country is world-class. Australian poetry has become both self-sustaining – a major source of inspiration and dialogue for Australian practitioners – and also a vital part of the larger conversation in the English speaking world. Puncher & Wattmann has now published Contemporary Australian

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Awards for P&W books

Our books have been shortlisted or won most of the major literary prizes in the country. Jill Jones' The Beautiful Anxiety won the 2015 Victorian Premier's prize for poetry, and Andy Kissane's Radiance was shortlisted for the same prize. Kim Cheng Boey's  collection Clear Brightness was shortlisted in the 2014 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Julie Chevalier's Darger: His Girls and Bonny

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