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The Best Australian Poetry 2007
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The Best Australian Poetry 2007 celebrates the vibrancy and force of poetry in Australia now.

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Overview

Guest Editor John Tranter, one of Australia’s most important poets, brings his substantial reputation as an anthologist – as well as a great deal of style – to his selection of 40 poems first published in Australian literary journals in 2006. Tranter has put together a rich selection of powerful poems –elegant meditations, rapid sketches, social commentaries – that live inside the world of art and language, as well as poems deeply concerned with life as it is lived.

Broad in the variety of poets and poetic styles, The Best Australian Poetry 2007 is as surprising in its diversity as it is pleasurable to read.

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John Tranter

John Tranter is an internationally renowned poet. His many volumes of poetry include Under Berlin (UQP 1988), which won the Grace Leven Prize, and At the Florida (UQP 1993). He edited the controversial anthology The New Australian Poetry, and co-edited The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry with Philip Mead in 1993, now the standard text in its field. He is the author of twenty books and the founding editor of the free internet magazine Jacket. http://johntranter.net/

Bronwyn Lea

Bronwyn Lea is the author of Flight Animals (UQP, 2001) which won the Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry, the Fellowship of Australian Writers Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted for five national awards. Her poems have won a number of prizes, including the Arts Queensland Poetry Prize and the Somerset National Poetry Prize, and have been widely published, anthologised, and translated into French, Spanish and Chinese. Bronwyn is series editor, with Martin Duwell, of UQP’s Best Australian Poetry annual anthology. Her most recent collection of poems is The Other Way Out (Giramondo, 2008). She lives in Brisbane.