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John Watson

Winner of the Blake and Newcastle Poetry Prizes, John Watson has rapidly established himself as one of Australia’s most interesting and innovative poets.

He is the author of

  • A First Reader,
    Montale: A Biographical Anthology (Collected Works Volume 1), which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s and Adelaide Festival Poetry Prizes,
  • Erasure Traces (Collected Works Volume 2),
  • Views from Mt Brogden and A Dictionary of Minor Poets (Collected Works Volume 3)
  • Occam’s Aftershave (Collected Works Volume 4​).
  • John Watson's latest title is Three Painters (Collected Works Volume 5).


Puncher and Wattmann titles by John Watson
A First Reader


Montale: A Biographical Anthology: Collected Works Volume 1


Erasure Traces: Collected Works Volume 2


Views from Mount Brogden and A Dictionary of Minor Poets: Collected Works Volume 3


Occam’s Aftershave: Collected Works Volume 4


Three Painters


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