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Launch of a comprehensive new anthology

Contemporary Australian Poetry

Edited by Martin Langford, Judith Beveridge, Judy Johnson and David Musgrave. Surveying the work of the past 25 years. To be launched in:

Sydney
The ANZAC Room (1st Floor), Paddington RSL, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington,
3 for 3.30pm, Saturday November 12th,
by David Malouf

Melbourne
The Performance Space in the Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St,
3 for 3.30pm, Saturday November 26th,
by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

'Offering loved, favourite poems as well as joyful discoveries, this landmark anthology showcases the strength and range of recent Australian poetry. It's a book I'll keep close and return to frequently.'—Michelle de Kretser

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Praise for Philip Salom’s new novel Waiting

According to Stephen Romei in his Ragged Claws column, a queue was lining up to review Waiting for the Weekend Australian. A very positive short review in the international magazine Monocle, describes Waiting as "...an insightful novel about big characters with very little in life, exploring what this says about the rest of us."

Antoni Jach has called Waiting "a bittersweet tale of the marginalised and the searching." and that it is "Weirdly moving, tender and insightful", while John Clarke has praised Salom as "a wonderful storyteller".  Sue Woolfe says Waiting contains: "flashes of poetry and sudden insight and such profound compassion (it) should be labelled – WARNING: Could make the reader kinder".

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Jill Jones wins 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for poetry

A huge congratulations to Jill Jones whose book The Beautiful Anxiety was the worthy winner of the 2015 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry. Congratulations too to Andy Kissane whose Radiance was also shortlisted for the award.  

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