Upcoming Poetry Books

This page lists recently published or forthcoming in 2017 and 2018 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. We will not enter into any correspondence with authors or publishers once the review process has been set in motion.

  • Kent MacCarter, ed. 20 Poets. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Siobhan Hodge. Justice for Romeo. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2018
  • Pascalle Burton. About the Author Is Dead. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2018
  • Lindsay Tuggle. Calenture. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2018
  • Helen Lambert. Echoland. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2018
  • Jeanine Leane. Walk Back Over. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Anne Elvey. White on White. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Tanya Thaweeskulchai. A Salivating Monstrous Plant. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Broede Carmody. Flat Exit. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Omar Sakr. These Wild Houses. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Matthew Hall. False Fruits. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Mez Breeze. Attn: Solitude. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Derek Motion. The Only White Landscape. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2017
  • Anna Jackson, Helen Rickerby, Angrlina Sbroma, eds. Truth and Beauty: verse Biography in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Fitzroy: Witchcraft Press, 2017
  • Manisha Anjali. Sugar Kane Woman. Fitzroy: Witchcraft Press, 2017
  • Stephen Edgar. Transparencies. Fitzroy: Black Pepper Publishing, 2017
  • Owen Bullock. Semi. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2017
  • Alex Skovron. The Man Who Took to His Bed. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2017
  • Tracy Ryan. The Water Bearer. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2017
  • Peter Goldsworthy. Anatomy of a Metaphor. Adelaide: Garron Publishers, 2017
  • Jill Jones. The Quality of Light. Adelaide: Garron Publishers, 2017
  • Heather Taylor Johnson. Thump. Adelaide: Garron Publishers, 2017
  • David Mortimer. Act Three. Adelaide: Garron Publishers, 2017
  • Cary Hamlyn. Ultrasound in B-Flat. Adelaide: Garron Publishers, 2017
  • Susan Hawthorne. Dark Matters. Mission Beach: Spinifex Press, 2017
  • Ouyang Yu. Billy Sing. Yarraville: Transit Lounge Publishing, 2017
  • Andy Jackson. Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold. Brisbane: Hunter Publishers, 2017
  • Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Days and Works. Boise: Ahsahta Press, 2017
  • Alison Croggon. New and Selected Poems 1991-2017. Williamstown: Newport Street Books, 2017
  • Robert Wood. History & the Poet. Melbourne: Arcadia, 2017
  • Allison Gallagher. Parenthetical Bodies. Sydney: subbed in, 2017
  • Emily Crocker. Girls and Buoyant. Sydney: subbed in, 2017
  • Aisyah Shah Idil. Girls and Buoyant. Sydney: subbed in, 2017
  • Mark Mordue. Darlinghurst Funeral Rites. Yarraville: Transit Lounge, 2017
  • Graham Kershaw. Undersummer. Perth: Sunline Press, 2017
  • Cecilia Morris. Open & Unfold. Sydney: Belgrove Press, 2017
  • Meera Atkinson. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. Sydney: Bloomsbury, 2017
  • Anne Gorrick. The Olfactions: Poems on Perfume. Buffalo: BlazeVOX, 2017
  • Ian Wedde. Selected Poems. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2017
  • Elizabeth Smither. Night Horse. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2017
  • Merlinda Bobis. Accidents of Composition. Mission Beach: Spinifex Press, 2017
  • Peter Bakowski. The Courage Season. Ulladula: Guillotine Press Press, 2017
  • Kristen Lang. SkinNotes. Hobart: Walleah Press, 2017
  • Noëlle Janaczewska. The Book of Thistles. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Heather Taylor Johnson, ed. Shaping the Fractured Self: poetry of chronic illness and pain. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Cheryl Taylor. Thea Astley, Selected Poems. Brisbane: UQP, 2017
  • George Vassilacopolous. The Pleasure of Exile. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2017
  • Eerma Vassiliou. Desire. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2017
  • Dina Amanatides. Fragile World. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2017
  • Anna Couani. Thinking Process. Brighton: Owl Publishing, 2017
  • Yvonne Smith. David Malouf and the Poetic: His Earlier Writings. Sydney: Cambria Press, 2017
  • Elizabeth Allen. Present. Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2017
  • Adam Aitken. Archipelago. Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2017
  • Various authors. deciBels series 2. Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2017
  • Rico Craig. Bone Ink. Sydney: Guillotine Press, 2017
  • John Kinsella. On the Outskirts. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 2017
  • Ian McBryde. We the Mapless: New and Selected Poems. Brisbane: Bareknuckle Books, 2017
  • Ken Bolton. Lonnie’s Lament. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2017
  • Amelia Dale. Constitution. Sydney: Inken Publisch, 2017
  • Melody Paloma. In Some Ways Dingo. Melbourne: Rabbit Poets Series, 2017
  • Dave Drayton. P(oe)Ms. Melbourne: Rabbit Poets Series, 2017
  • Alan Loney. Heidegger’s Bicycle: Notebooks 2015-2017. London: Paekakariki, 2017
  • Petra White. Reading for a Quiet Morning. Melbourne: Gloria SMH, 2017
  • Jordie Albiston. Euclid’s Dog. Melbourne: Gloria SMH, 2017
  • Claire Marie Stancek. Mouths. Las Cruces: Noemi Press, 2017
  • Kent MacCarter. California Sweet. Carlton: Five Islands Press, 2018
  • Diane Fahey. November Journal. Geelong: Whitmore Press, 2017
  • Jennifer Maiden. Plays with Knives, trilogy. Sydney: Quemar Press, 2017
  • Magdalena Ball. Unmaking Atoms. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2017
  • Barbara Fisher. Rescued from Time. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2017
  • Vahni Capildeo. Seas and Trees. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Glyn Maxwell. Every One Will Have a Birthday. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Phillip Hall. Borroloola Class. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Jennifer Harrison. Air Variations. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Miranda Lello. A Song, the World to Come. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Melinda Smith and Caren Florence. Members Only. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Paul Munden. The Bulmer Murder. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Charlotte Guest. Soap. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Monica Carroll. Isolator. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Paul Hetherington. Icarus. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Owen Bullock. Work and Play. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2017
  • Jenn Webb. Sentences from the Archive. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2016
  • Caitlin Maling. Border Crossing. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2017
  • Tracy Ryan and John Kinsella, eds. The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. Fremantle: Fremantle Press, 2017
  • Alan Wearne, ed. With the Youngsters. Melbourne: Grand Parade Poets, 2017
  • Paul Summers. Straya. Yorkshire: Smoke Stack Books, 2017
  • Rose Hunter. Glass. Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2017
  • Kirsten Lang. Man with Star. Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2017
  • Jill Jones. Brink. Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2017
  • Gaylene Carbis. Anectodal Evidence. Melbourne: Five Islands Press, 2017
  • Jill Gloyne. Brushstrokes. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2017
  • Shevaun Cooley. Homing. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Jennifer Maiden. The Metronome. Sydney: Quemar Press / Giramondo Publishing, 2016 / 2017
  • Lionel Fogarty. Harvest Lingo. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Oscar Schwartz. The Honeymoon Stage. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Alan Wearne. These Things Are Real. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Michael Farrell. I Love Poetry. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • J S Harry. New and Selected Poems. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Bonny Cassidy. Chatelaine. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Lachlan Brown. Lunar Inheritance. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Kate Middleton. Passage. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Corey Wakeling. The Alarming Conservatory. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2017
  • Eunice Andrada. Flood Damages. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2018
  • Maryam Azam. The Hijab Files. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2018
  • Luke Beesley. Aqua Spinach. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2018
  • John Mateer. João. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing, 2018
  • Claire Marie Stancek. Mouths. Las Cruces: Noemi Publishing, 2017
  • Stephen Edgar. Transparencies. Fitzroy: Black Pepper Publishing, 2017
  • Jennifer Harrison. Sure. Fitzroy: Black Pepper Publishing, 2017
  • Paul Cliff. A Constellation of Abnormalities. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2017
  • Melinda Bufton. Superette. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2017
  • Amanda Johnson. Rendition. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2017
  • Mark Reid. The War of Independence. Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann, 2017
  • Karen Andrews. On the Many Shapes Bodies Will Take. Eltham: Miscellaneous Press, 2017
  • Luke Simon. The Gospel of the Fallen. Sydney: Stirling Publishing, 2017
  • Lionel Fogarty. Lionel George Fogarty: Selected Poems 1980-2017. Melbourne: Re.Press, 2017
  • Christine Courtney. Venetian Voices. Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2017
  • Aaron Brindle. The Den of Lost Hours. Sydney: Crescent Moon Books, 2017
  • Phil Wilcox. Beetle Prayer. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2017
  • John Foulcher. A Casual Penance. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2017
  • Jenny Blackford. The Loyalty of Chickens. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2017
  • Melinda Smith. Goodbye, Cruel. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2017
  • Geoff Page. Hard Horizons. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2017
  • Ron Pretty. The Left Hand Mirror. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2017
  • Simon Kronenberg. Distance. Sydney: Pitt Street Poetry, 2017
  • Lucy Dougan and Tim Dolin, eds. The Collected Poems of Fay Zwicky. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • David Adès. Afloat in Light. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • John Falzon. Communists Like Us. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Sarah Rice. Fingertip of the Tongue. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Paul Munden. Fugue. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Carolyn Abbs. The Tiny Museums. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Ross Gibson. The Criminal Re-Register. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Dominique Hecq. Hush: A Fugue. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Quinn Eades. Rallying. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Alan Gould. Charlie Twirl. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Amanda Joy. Snake Like Charms. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Luke Fischer. A Personal History of Vision. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Judy Johnson. Dark Convicts. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2017
  • Kris Hemensley. Your Scratch Entourage. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2016
  • Chris Mann. Whistlin Is Did. Melbourne: Cordite Books, 2016
  • Alan Loney. Beginnings. Los Angeles: Otis Books, Seismicity Editions, 2016
  • Michelle Cahill. The Herring Lass. Todmorden: Arc Publications, 2016
  • Eddie Paterson. redactor. Geelong: Whitmore Press, 2017
  • A J Carruthers. Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems, 1961-2011. Sydney: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
  • Owen Bullock. River’s Edge. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2016
  • Niloofar Fanaiyan. Transit. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2016
  • Greg Rochlin. Footsteps. Kyneton: Little Fox Press, 2016
  • Maitland, Allinson, O’Reilly, Cox and Dzunko. Two Three Four. Melbourne: Slow Canoe Press, 2016
  • Nathanael O’Reilly. New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham. Perth: UWA Publishing, 2017
  • Nathanael O’Reilly. Preparations for Departure. Perth: UWA Publishing, 2017
  • Andrew Taylor. Impossible Preludes. Perth: Margaret River Press, 2016
  • Paul Croucher. The Landing. Yarraville: Transit Lounge Press, 2016
  • George Genovese. Love Letters to the World. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2016
  • Paul Scully. Suture Lines. Ulladulla: Guillotine Press, 2016
  • Lidija Simkute. White Rainbows. Vilnius: Lithuanian Writers’ Union Press, 2016
  • Carmen Leigh Keats. Meteorites. Geelong: Whitmore Press, 2016
  • Heather Taylor Johnson. Meanwhile, the Oak. Parkville: Five Islands Press, 2016
  • Debi Hamilton. The Sly Night Creatures of Desire. Ormond: Hybrid Publishers, 2016
  • John Passant. Songs for the Band Unformed. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2016
  • Barbara Fisher. Rescued from Time. Port Adelaide: Ginninderra Press, 2016
  • Arjun von Caemmerer. Vice Versa: new and Selected Poems. Melbourne: Collective Effort Press, 2016
  • Debi Hamilton. The Sly Night Creatures of Desire. Ormond: Hybrid Publishing, 2016
  • Timoshenko Aslanides. Troubador: Poetry and Original Music for Violin. Ormond: Hybrid Publishing, 2016
  • John Stokes. John Stokes. Canberra: Halstead Press, 2016
  • Pete Hay. Physick. Nottingham: Shoestring Press, 2016
  • Yasmin Heisler. Aquarium Drift. Sydney: SOd Press, 2016
  • Catherine Vidler. Chaingrass. Sydney: SOd Press, 2016
  • Judy Dally. Lost Property. Adelaide: Garron Publishing, 2016
  • Louise McKenna. The Martyrdom of Bees. Adelaide: Garron Publishing, 2016
  • Aidan Coleman. Cartoon Snow. Adelaide: Garron Publishing, 2016
  • David Adès. Only the Questions are Eternal. Adelaide: Garron Publishing, 2016
  • Jelena Dinić. Button on My Dress. Adelaide: Garron Publishing, 2016
  • Rachel Mead. The Quiet Blue World. Adelaide: Garron Publishing, 2016
  • Rob Walker. Policies & Procedures. Adelaide: Garron Publishing, 2016
  • Katherine Coles. Bewilder. Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2016
  • Hera Lindsay Bird. Hera Lindsay Bird. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2016
  • Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis. The Book of Fables. PERTH: RATAS Editions, 2016
  • John Dickson. Mister Hamilton. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2016
  • Judith Rodriguez. Flares. Castlemaine: Mark Time Books, 2016
  • Jan Owen. The Wicked Flowers of Charles Baudelaire. Exeter: Shoestring Press, 2016
  • Natasha Dennerstein. Triptych Caliform. San Francisco: Norfolk Press, 2016
  • Bruce Dawe. Border Security. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2016
  • Jennifer Crone. Our Lady of the Fence Post. Perth: UWAP Poetry, 2016
  • Zoe Dzunko. Selfless. New York: Atlas Review, 2016
  • Maureen Gibbons. The Butter Lady. Melbourne: Rabbit Poetry, 2016
  • John Kinsella. Graphology. Parkville: Five Islands Press, 2016
  • Kevin Brophy. This is what gives us time. Melbourne: Gloria SMH, 2016
  • Geoff Gilbert and Alex Houen. Hold! West. London: Eyewear, 2016
  • Nathan Curnow. The Apocalypse Awards. North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2016
  • John Kinsella. Firebreaks: Poems. Melbourne: Wiley, 2016
  • Greg McLaren. Australian Ravens. Glebe: Puncher and Wattmann, 2016
  • Rae Desmond Jones. A Caterpillar on a Leaf. Glebe: Puncher and Wattmann, 2016
  • Tony Page. Dawn the Proof. Melbourne: Hybrid Press, 2016
  • Rebecca T. Anonuevo. Selected Poems. Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2016
  • Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng. Captive and Temporal. Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2016
  • Lưu Diệu Vân. M of December. Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2016
  • Leith Morton, trans. Poems of Yotsumoto Yasuhiro, Minashita Kiryū and Soh Sakon. Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2016

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