Recent and Upcoming Poetry Books 2021-2022

Listed here are recently published or forthcoming poetry collections, verse novels and flash fiction. We do not review Cordite Books titles or books by our contributing editors.

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.

  • Kent MacCarter. 40 Poets. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2021
  • Kim Cheng Boey. The Singer and Other Poems. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2022
  • Joan Fleming. Hot Perpetual Half-Light Winter. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2022
  • Teena McCarthy. Bush Mary. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2021
  • Sumudu Samarawickrama. Plunge the Mirkwood. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2021
  • Lucy Van. The Open. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2021
  • Ella O’Keefe. Slowlier. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2021
  • Alex Selenitsch. Look! Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2021
  • Catherine Vidler. Wings Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2021
  • Em König. Breathing Plural. 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
  • Jennifer Mackenzie. Navigable Ink. Melbourne: Transit Lounge, 2019
  • Angela Costi. An Embroidery of Old Maps and New. Geelong: Spinifex Press, 2021
  • Susan Hawthorne. The Sacking of the Muses. Geelong: Spinifex Press, 2021
  • Kristen Lang. Earth Dwellers. Sydney: Giramondo, 2021
  • Song Lin. The Gleaner’s Song. Sydney: Giramondo, 2021
  • Toby Fitch. Sydney Spleen. Sydney: Giramondo, 2021
  • Mark Anthony Cayanan. Unanimal, Counterfeit, Scurrilous. Sydney: Giramondo, 2021
  • Louise Crisp. Glide. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2021
  • Sandra Renew. It’s the Sugar, Sugar. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Ross Donlon. For the Record. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • James Lucas. Rare Bird. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Paul Collis. Nightmares Run Like Mercury. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Jerzy Beaumont. Errant Night. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Oliver Driscoll. Apartment Diary. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Rico Craig. Our Tongues are Songs. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Jacqui Malins. F-words. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Penny Drysdale. I Am Glass. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Jennifer Compton. the moment, taken. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Anne Elvey. Obligations of Voice. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Kimberly Williams. Sometimes a Woman. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Stephen Gilfedder. Way Stations. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Damen O’Brien. Animals with Human Voices. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Phillip Hall. Cactus. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Anne Casey. Portrait of a Women Walking Home. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Heather Taylor-Johnson. Rhymes with Hyenas. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Belinda Rule. Hyperbole. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021
  • Tim Slade. The Walnut Tree. Hobart: Bright South, 2021
  • Ross Donlon. The Bread Horse. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Irina Frolova. Far and Wild. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Chris Mansell. Foxline. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Harold Legaspi. Letters in Language. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Kate Rees. Come the Bones. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Steve Armstrong. What’s Left. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Robert Edmonds. Gravity Doesn’t Work. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Myron Lysenko. A Ghost Gum Leans Over. Macau: Flying Island, 2021
  • Anne Vickery. A Bee’s Guide to Bothering. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2021
  • Eleanor Jackson. Gravidity and Parity. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2021
  • L K Holt. Capacity. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2021
  • Shinkawa Kazue. Selected Poems. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2021
  • Bella Li. Theory of Colours. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2021
  • John Kinsella. Supervivid Depastoralism. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2021
  • Tamryn Bennet. icaros. Sydney: Vagabond Press, 2021
  • Jazz Money. The Space Between the Paperbark. Brisbane: UQP, 2021
  • Evelyn Araluen. Dropbear. Brisbane: UQP, 2021
  • Maria Takolander. Trigger Warnings. Brisbane: UQP, 2021
  • Eileen Chong. A Thousand Crimson Blooms. Brisbane: UQP, 2021
  • Natalie Briggs. Who Loves At All. Melbourne: Rabbit Poets, 2020
  • Elena Gomez. Admit the Joyous Passion of Revolt. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Juan Garrido Salgado. Hope Blossoming in Their Ink. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Toby Davidson. Four Oceans. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Rebecca Edwards. Plague Animals. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Ed Wright. Baked Gods. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Kerrie Shying. Know Your Country. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Chris Brown. Hotel Universo. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Ivy Ireland. The Owl Inside. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Shari Kocher. Foxstruck and Other Collisions. Newcastle: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Elfie Shiosaki and Linda Martin, eds. maar bidi: next generation black writing. Broome: Magabala Books, 2020
  • Michael J Leach. Chronicity. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • David Munro. Wearing My Father’s Hat. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • Ouyang Yu. Living After Death. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • Linda Adair. The Unintended Consequences of the Shattering. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • Jeltje Fanoy. My Mother and the Cat. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • Dominique Hecq. Kaosmos. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • Kevin Brophy. In this Part of the World. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • Michael J Leach. Chronicity. Melbourne: Melbourne Poet’s Union, 2020
  • Cath Kenneally. The Southern Oscillation Index. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2020
  • Rose Hunter. Anchorage. London: Haverthorn, 2020
  • Luke Best. Cadaver Dogs. Brisbane: UQP, 2020
  • Caitlin Maling. Fish Work. Perth: UWAP, 2021
  • Tony Page. Anh and Lucien. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Noëlle Janaczewska. Scratchland. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Ross Jackson. Time alone on a quiet path. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Josephine Clarke. Recipe for Risotto. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Bron Bateman. Of Memory and Furniture. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2020
  • Felicity Plunkett. A Kinder Sea. Brisbane: UQP, 2020
  • Jaya Savige. Change Machine. Brisbane: UQP, 2020
  • S K Kelen. A Happening in Hades. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Gabrielle Everall. Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys. Adelaide: Buon-Cattivi, 2020
  • Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington, eds. Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2020
  • Adrienne Eberhard. Chasing Marie Antoinette all Over Paris. Fitzroy: Black Pepper, 2020
  • Martin Johnston. Selected Poems. Sydney: Ligature, 2020
  • John Bartlett. Awake at 3AM. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2020
  • Ken Bolton. Salute. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Todd Turner. Thorn. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Chris Mansell. 101 Quads. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Yang Xie. Dangling. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Stephen Oliver. The Song Of Globule / 80 Sonnets. Canberra: Greywacke, 2020
  • Caroline Reid. SIARAD. Sydney: ES Press, 2020
  • Michael Sharkey. The Foliage in the Underworld. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • John A Scott. Shorter Lives. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Laurie Duggan. Homer Street. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Steve Brock. Live at Mr Jake’s. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2020
  • Helen Parsons. The Feeling of Bigness. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2020
  • Annette Marner. Women With Their Faces On Fire. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2020
  • Miriel Lenore. A Wild Kind of Tune. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 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
  • Jenny Blackford. The Alpaca Cantos. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2020
  • John Bartlett. Songs of the Godforsaken. Port Adelaide, Ginninderra Press, 2020
  • Angela Gardner. Notes on Matter. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Oliver Driscoll. I Don’t Know How That Happened. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Susan Bradley Smith. Gladland. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Lucy Alexander. Strokes of Light. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Jill Jones. Wild Curious Air. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Nathanael O’Reilly. (Un)Belonging. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Shane Strange. All Suspicions Have Been Confirmed. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Benjamin Dodds. Airplane, Baby, Banana, Blanket. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Moya Pacey. Doggerland. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Adrian Caesar. The Cathedral Grief. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Cassandra Atherton and Paul Heatherington. Forgotten Letters . Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • Jen Web and She Hawke. Flight Mode. Canberra: Recent Work Press 2020
  • John Kinsella and Thurston Moore. The Weave. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • David Stavenger. Case Notes. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Nadia Rhook. Boots. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Jill Jones. A History of What I’ll Become. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Graeme Miles. Infernal Topographies. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Alice Savona. Selfie. Perth: UWAP, 2020
  • Martin Langford. Eardrum:Poems and Prose about Music. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Ella Jeffrey. Dead Bolt. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2020
  • Vrasidis Karalis The Glebe Point Road Blues. Sydney: Brandl & Schlesinger, 2020
  • Aidan Coleman. Mount Sumptuous. Adelaide: Wakefield Publishing, 2020
  • Kate Llewellyn. Harbour. Adelaide: Wakefield Publishing, 2020
  • Ali Whitelock. The Lactic Acid in the Calves of Your Despair. Adelaide: Wakefield Publishing, 2020

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