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Free Verse in 2017

One feature of the period covered by the anthology – easy to overlook, it’s so obvious – is the quality of the free verse…
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On not knowing

On not knowing In December I responded to remarks by Fairfax book critic Andrew Riemer concerning Lionel G Fogarty’s poem in the Best Australian Poems…
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How Soon is Now?

How soon is now? Published in last Saturday's Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Andrew Riemer’s review of The Best Australian Poems 2013 is…
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Poetry with strangers

In the cramped back room of the bar, a group of about thirty people appear to be quietly sitting on one another’s laps. Though…
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The Thick … and Thin of it

Narrowness (and Breadth) There can never be any agreed-upon set of standards or values in the wide-ranging and contested poetics at any particular time.…
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