Recent and Upcoming Poetry Books 2019-2021

This page lists recently published or forthcoming poetry collections, verse novels and flash fiction. In most cases, a strike through a title indicates that the book has been sent to a reviewer, or that we will not be covering it. We will not enter into any correspondence with authors or publishers once the review process has been set in motion.

  • Ella O’Keefe. Slowlier. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2020
  • Alex Selenitsch. Look! Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2020
  • Em König. Nothings. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2020
  • Astrid Lorange. Labour and Other Poems. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2020
  • Prithvi Varatharajan. Entries. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2020
  • John Mukky Burke. Late Murrumbidgee Poems. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2020
  • Caren Florance. Lost in Case. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2019
  • Zenobia Frost. After the Demolition. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2019
  • Charmaine Papertalk Green. Nganajungu Yagu. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2019
  • Louise Crisp. Yuiquimbiang. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2019
  • Felicity Plunkett. A Kinder Sea. Brisbane: UQP, 2020
  • Michael Sharkey. The Foliage in the Underworld. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Laurie Duggan. Homer Street. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Bron Bateman. Of Memory and Furniture. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2020
  • Ali Alizadeh. Towards the End. Sydney: Giramondo, 2020
  • Michael Farrell. Family Trees. Sydney: Giramondo, 2020
  • Anne M Carson. Massaging Himmler: A Poetic Biography of Dr Felix Kersten. Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers, 2019
  • Nadia Rhook. Boots. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Thuy On. Turbulence. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Ellen van Neerven. Throat. Brisbane: UQP, 2019
  • Robbie Coburn. The Other Flesh. Perth: UWAP, 2019
  • Ross Gibson. RedACT. Perth: UWAP, 2019
  • Justin Clemens. Limericks, Philosophical & Literary. Melbourne: Manic, 2019
  • Leni Shilton. Malcolm: A Story in Verse. Perth: UWAP, 2019
  • Ursula Robinson-Shaw. Noonday. Newcastle: Slow Loris, 2019
  • Alice Allan. Blanks. Newcastle: Slow Loris, 2019
  • Belinda Rule. The Things The Mind Sees Happen. Newcastle: Slow Loris, 2019
  • Daniel Swain. You Deserve Every Happiness But I Deserve More. Newcastle: Slow Loris, 2019
  • David Brooks. The Grass Library. Melbourne: Brandl & Schlesinger, 2019
  • π.O. Heidi. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2019
  • Winnie Dunn, ed. Sweatshop Women. Sydney: Sweatshop, 2019
  • Natalie D-Napoleon. First Blood. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2018
  • Anna Jacobson. Amnesia Findings. Brisbane: UQP, 2019
  • Stuart Cooke. Lyre. Perth; UWAP, 2019
  • Andy Kissane. The Tomb of the Unknown Artist. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Martin Langford. Eardrum:Poems and Prose about Music. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Ella Jeffrey. Dead Bolt. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Rebecca Edwards. Plague Animals. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Louise Crisp. Glide. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Vrasidis Karalis The Glebe Point Road Blues. Sydney: Brandl & Schlesinger, 2020
  • Kate Llewellyn. Harbour. Adelaide: Wakefield Publishing, 2020
  • Ali Whitelock. The Lactic Acid in the Calves of Your Despair. Adelaide: Wakefield Publishing, 2020
  • Greg McLaren. Windfall. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Andrew Sant. Baffling Gravity. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Tim Wright. Suns. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Ashleigh Young. How I Get Ready. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2019
  • Michael Farrell, ed. Ashbery Mode/em>. Hawaii: Tin Fish Press, 2019
  • Miriel Lenore. Smoke. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2019
  • Darby Hudson. Falling Upwards. Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2019
  • Carolyn Masel. Moorings. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2019
  • Deb Stewart. The White Line of Language. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2019
  • Rosalee Kiely. Creature. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2019
  • Robert DiNapoli. Engelboc. Kyneton: Little Fox Press, 2019
  • John Jenkins. Poems Far and Wide. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Carol Jenkins. A Crooked Stile. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Nicola Bowery. child in the wings. Hobart: Walleah Press, 2019
  • Brendan Ryan. The Lowlands of Moyne. Hobart: Walleah Press, 2019
  • Judy Annear. The Ls. Self-published, 2019
  • Tony Page. Back to Earth. Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers, 2019
  • John Kinsella. Hollow Earth. Melbourne: Transit Lounge, 2019
  • Stefannie Bennett. Diary of a Tear-cutter. Hobart: Burringbah Books, 2019
  • Sofie Westcombe. Timestamps. Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2019
  • John Geraets. Everything’s Something in Place. New Zealand: Titus Books, 2019
  • David Musgrave. Numb & Number. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Joanne Burns. Apparently. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2019
  • Lisa Gorton. Empirical. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2019
  • Peter Boyle. Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2019
  • Jessica Wilkinson. Music Made Visible: A biography of George Balanchine. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2019
  • Thom Sullivan. Carte Blanche. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2019
  • Natalie Harkin. Colonial Archive. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2019
  • a j carruthers. AXIS Book 2. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2019
  • Toby Fitch. Where Only the Sky Had Hung Before. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2019
  • L K Holt. Birth Plan. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2019
  • Sarah St Vincent Welsch. Open. Sydney: Rochford Street Press, 2019
  • Rae Desmond Jones. The End of the Line. Sydney: Rochford Street Press, 2019
  • Juan Garrido Salgado. Cuando Fui Clandestino. Sydney: Rochford Street Press, 2019
  • Andrew Lansdown. Kyoto Momiji Tanka. Brisbane: Rhiza Press, 2018
  • Geoff Page. Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • John Jenkins. Poems Far and Wide. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • MTC Cronin. God Is Waiting in the World’s Yard. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Margaret Bradstock. Brief Garden. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Kirli Saunders. Kindred. Broome: Magabala Books, 2019
  • Nola Firth. Counting on Murwillumbah. Castlemaine: Mark Time Books, 2019
  • Magdalena Ball. High Wire Step. Macau: Flying Island Books, 2019
  • Toby Fitch. Ill Lit Pop. Macau: Flying Island Books, 2019
  • Les Wicks. Belief. Macau: Flying Island Books, 2019
  • Karen Knight & Liz McQilkin. Renovating Madness. Hobart: Walleah Press, 2019
  • Ann Gilchrist. Glass Cabbages. Bayswater: Mulla Mulla Press, 2019
  • S K Kelen. Yonder Blue Wild. Macau: Flying Island Books, 2019
  • George Mouratidis. Angel Frankenstein. Sydney: Soul Bay Press, 2019
  • Gareth Jenkins. Recipes for the Disaster. Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2019
  • Antigone Kefala. Journeys. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2019
  • Petr Malapanis. Unspeakable. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2019
  • Efi Hatzimanolis. Nature Lover. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2019
  • Jane Williams. Parts of the Main. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2018
  • Gerald Murnane. Green Shadows and Other Poems. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2019
  • Emma Lew. Crow College: New and Selected Poems. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2019
  • J S Harry. New and Selected Poems. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2019
  • Omar Sakr. The Lost Arabs. Brisbane: UQP, 2019
  • Jennifer Nguyen. When I Die Slingshot My Ashes onto the Surface of the Moon. Sydney: Subbed In, 2019
  • Jason Gray. HAUNT (THE COOLIE). Sydney: Subbed In, 2019
  • Zhi Yi Cham. blur by the. Sydney: Subbed In, 2019
  • Šime Knežević. The Hostage. Sydney: Subbed In, 2019
  • Eloise Grills. If you’re sexy and you know it slap your hams. Sydney: Subbed In, 2019
  • Marcus Whale. wheeze. Sydney: Subbed In, 2019
  • Dominique Hecq. After Cage. Sydney: Girls on Key Press, 2018
  • Henry Briffa. Walking Home. Melbourne: Melbourne Poets Union, 2019
  • Caitlin Maling. Fish Song. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2019
  • Nandi Chinna. The Future Keepers. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2019
  • Cathy Altmann. Things we know without naming. Box Hill: Poetica Christ Press, 2018
  • Margaret Bradstock. Brief Garden. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • John Upton. Sheet Music. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2019
  • Simon West. Carol and Ahoy. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2018
  • Tricia Dearborn. Autobiochemistry. Perth; UWAP, 2019
  • Shey Marque. Keeper of the Ritual. Perth; UWAP, 2019
  • Richard James Allen. The Short Story of You and I. Perth; UWAP, 2019
  • Candy Royale. A Trillion Tiny Awakenings. Perth; UWAP, 2019
  • Jennifer Maiden. Triptych. Sydney: Quemar Press 2018
  • Jena Woodhouse. Green Dance. Tamborine: Calanthe Press, 2018
  • Jake Goetz. Meditations with Passing Water. Melbourne: Rabbit Poetry, 2018
  • Earl Livings. Libation. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2018
  • Anna Couani. Thinking Process. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2018
  • Dorothy Poulopoulos. The art of finding. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2018
  • N N Trakakis. Or. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2018
  • Nikos Ninolakis. On the Ship of Dreams. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2018
  • Amy Bodossian. Wide open. Melbourne: Out of the Box Press, 2018
  • Koraly Dimitriadis. Just Give Me the Pills. Melbourne: Out of the Box Press, 2018
  • Anne Elder. The Bright and the Cold: Selected Poems. Gardenvale: Lauranton Books, 2018
  • Julia Hamer. The Heart’s Ground: A Life of Anne Elder. Gardenvale: Lauranton Books, 2018
  • Paul Hetherington. Palace of Memory. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2019
  • Sandra Renew. Acting Like a Girl. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2019
  • Owen Bullock. Summer Haiku. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2019
  • Angela Gardner. Some Sketchy Notes on Matter. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2019
  • Peter Bakowski. The Question Nest. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2019
  • Stephanie Green. Breathing in Stormy Seasons. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2019
  • Alyson Miller. Strange Creatures. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2019

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