The Clambake is the annual culmination of a new poetry project in Newcastle, NSW—’Cuplet Poetry Night’. Founded by Claire Albrecht in August 2018, the monthly event hosts poets from across Australia and the world. The poems in this anthology cover vast territories of content, form and style. Introducing the reader to the state of contemporary poetry in Australia and abroad, this book off ers its own small but valuable addition to the art form. The works are representative of the quality and diversity of poetry that audiences have experienced at the monthly poetry night in its fi rst year, and promise great things to come.