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From 2022(9)

From 2021(5)

From 2020(43)

Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Strokes of Light

by Lucy Alexander
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Some Sketchy Notes on Matter

by Angela Gardner
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Redgate

by Robert Wood
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Autonomy: a book about taking our selves back

by Kathy D’Arcy
Rosalee Kiely reviews

nothing to declare

by Mags Webster
Michael Griffiths reviews

boots

by Nadia Rhook
Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews

Tilting at Time

by Greg Tome
Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews

Parallax: a novel

by Robin Morgan
Anne M Carson reviews

outfalls and neverends

by Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker
Anders Villani reviews

After the Demolition

by Zenobia Frost
Alex McKeown reviews

Once She Had Escaped the Tower

by Katharine Margot Toohey
Julia Clark reviews

Dead Bolt

by Ella Jeffery
Tina Giannoukos reviews

Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945

by Michael Farrell
Anne Elvey reviews

False Claims of Colonial Thieves & Nganajungu Yagu

by Charmaine Papertalk Green and John Kinsella
Mary Cresswell reviews

four titles from Slow Loris

by various
Mary Cresswell reviews

101 Quads

by Chris Mansell
Adele Dumont reviews

The House of Youssef

by Yumna Kassab
Reneé Pettitt-Schipp reviews

The World Was Whole

by Fiona Wright
Pratyusha reviews

The Future Keepers

by Nandi Chinna
Joel Ephraims reviews

Recipes for the Disaster

by Gareth Sion Jenkins
Rose Lucas reviews

Eardrum: Poems and Prose about Music

by Martin Langford
Thom Sullivan reviews

Open Door

by John Kinsella
Thom Sullivan  reviews

Hollow Earth

by John Kinsella
Phillip Hall reviews

Navigable Ink

by Jennifer Mackenzie
Phillip Hall  reviews

Brief Garden

by Margaret Bradstock
Phillip Hall  reviews

Under this Saffron Sun

by Robyn Rowland
Phillip Hall reviews

Heide

by π0
Jennifer Mackenzie  reviews

Sergius Seeks Bacchus

by Norman Erikson Pasaribu
Simone King reviews

The Tomb of the Unknown Artist

by Andy Kissane
Phillip Hall  reviews

Summer Haiku ⁽¹⁾ and Breathing in Stormy Seasons ⁽²⁾

by Owen Bullock ⁽¹⁾ and Stephanie Green ⁽²⁾
Nikoleta Zampaki reviews

Workbook Questions: Writing of Torture, Trauma Experience

by Margaret Bennett and Jennifer Maiden
Mary Cresswell  reviews

Empirical

by Lisa Gorton
Jane Joritz-Nakagawa reviews

between wind and water ⁽¹⁾ , Ada Unseen ⁽²⁾ and Fate News ⁽³⁾

by berni m janssen ⁽¹⁾, Frances Presley ⁽²⁾ and Norma Cole ⁽³⁾
Brianna Vincent reviews

terrain grammar

by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
Adele Dumont reviews

The Grass Library

by David Brooks
Wendy Fleming reviews

The Intimacy of Strangers

by Philip Porter and Andy Kissane
Ali Jane Smith  reviews

Amplifications: Poetic Migration, Auditory Memory

by Paul Carter
Annelise Roberts reviews

The Ls

by Judy Annear
Annelise Roberts  reviews

Crow College: New and Selected Poems

by Emma Lew
CJ Vallis  reviews

Stranger Country

by Monica Tan
David Smith  reviews

SWAMP: Walking the Wetlands of the Swan Coastal Plain

by Nandi Chinna
John Charles Ryan  reviews

The Bones of My Grandfather

by Esthela Calderón
Julia Clark  reviews

Acting Like a Girl

by Sandra Renew

From 2019(51)

Earl Livings reviews

Luxembourg

by Stephen Oliver
Lucas Smith reviews

Belief

by Les Wicks
Rachael Mead reviews

Night Fishing

by Anna Ryan-Punch
Siobhan Hodge reviews

brookings: the noun ⁽¹⁾ and Selected Poems 1967–2018 ⁽²⁾

by Jennifer Maiden
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

How To Bake A Planet

by Pete Mullineaux
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Intatto.Intact. Ecopoesia. Ecopoetry

by Massini D’Arcangelo, Anne Elvey, and Helen Moore
Yvonne Adami reviews

Scanning the Horizon

by Mark Miller
Les Wicks reviews

Open ⁽¹⁾ & out of emptied cups ⁽²⁾

by Sarah St Vincent Welch ⁽¹⁾ & anne casey ⁽²⁾
Jenny Henty reviews

Libation

by Earl Livings
Earl Livings reviews

Green Shadows and Other Poems

by Gerald Murnane
Di Cousens reviews

Cry of the Curlew

by Allis Hamilton
Caitlin Maling reviews

click here for what we do

by Pam Brown
Brianna Bullen reviews

High Wire Step

by Magdalena Ball
Anne Buchanan-Stuart reviews

Chromatic

by Paul Munden
Anne Elvey reviews

The little book of sunlight and maggots

by Michael Aiken
Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews

Wood Green

by Sean Rabin
Henry Briffa reviews

João

by John Mateer
Luke Beesley reviews

California Sweet

by Kent MacCarter
Mary Cresswell reviews

Listening to the Night

by Jane Routh
Mary Cresswell reviews

the loneliness of the sasquatch

by Amanda Bell
Rose Lucas reviews

Yuiquimbiang

by Louise Crisp
Rose Lucas reviews

Sun Music: New and Selected Poems

by Judith Beveridge
Gem Mahadeo reviews

Saudade

by Suneeta Peres da Costa
Prithvi Varatharajan reviews

Viva the Real

by Jill Jones
Stephanie Downing reviews

Satan Repentant

by Michael Aiken
Anders Villani reviews

Stone Mother Tongue

by Annamaria Weldon
Simon Patton reviews

An Open Book

by David Malouf
Amanda Joy reviews

That Sight

by Marjon Mossammparast
Cassandra Atherton reviews

Broken Ground

by Steve Armstrong
Carolyn van Langenberg reviews

Coach Fitz

by Tom Lee
Lucas Smith reviews

About The Author Is Dead

by Pascalle Burton
E A Gleeson reviews

Justice for Romeo

by Siobhan Hodge
Susan Hawthorne reviews

Flying into the Hands of Strangers

by Jeltje Fanoy
Jenny Henty reviews

Taking My Breath: Ecopoems

by Cassandra J. O’Loughlin
Lyn Chatham reviews

Concerning a Farm

by Robert Wood
Mick Pope reviews

The Coal Truth

by David Ritter
Anne Buchanan-Stuart  reviews

Newcastle Sonnets

by Keri Glastonbury
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Wildlife of Berlin

by Philip Neilsen
Yvonne Adami reviews

River’s Edge

by Owen Bullock
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

20 Poets

by Kent MacCarter
Susan Laura Sullivan reviews

The Water Bearer

by Tracy Ryan
Siobhan Hodge reviews

Moonlight on Oleander

by Paul Hetherington
Sally Denshire reviews

The Hijab Files

by Maryam Azam
Rose Lucas reviews

Calenture

by Lindsay Tuggle
Phillip Hall  reviews

Tracker

by Alexis Wright
Pam Brown reviews

meditations with passing water

by Jake Goetz
J V Birch reviews

Glass Life

by Jo Langdon
Helen Hagemann reviews

The Tiny Museums

by Carolyn Abbs
Geraldine Burrowes reviews

Aqua Spinach

by Luke Beesley
Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews

The Flaw in the Pattern

by Rachael Mead
Craig Coulson reviews

Afloat in Light

by David Adès

From 2018(46)

Brook Emery reviews

Green Point Bearings

by Kathryn Fry
Robyn Cadwallader reviews

The Last Days of Jeanne d'Arc

by Ali Alizadeh
Anne M Carson reviews

Mississippi

by Ann Fisher-Wirth and Maude Schuyler Clay
Anne Elvey reviews

phosphene

by Tamryn Bennett
Mary Cresswell  reviews

The Weight of Light

by Kristen Lang
Di Cousens reviews

Walking with Camels

by Leni Shilton
Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews

Words the Turtle Taught Me

by Susan Richardson
Daniel Bratton reviews

women: poetry: migration

by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
Robert Wood reviews

Flood Damages

by Eunice Andrada
Thom Sullivan reviews

Renga: 100 Poems

by John Kinsella & Paul Kane
Phillip Hall  reviews

November Journal

by Diane Fahey
Dorothy Poulopoulos reviews

All My Goodbyes

by Mariana Dimόpulos
Alice Allan reviews

Domestic Interior

by Fiona Wright
Simon Patton reviews

up through branches

by Kit Kelen
Liz Conor reviews

Feminist Ecologies

by Lara Stevens, Peta Tait and Denise Varney
Alex Griffin reviews

In Some Ways Dingo

by Melody Paloma
Gem Mahadeo reviews

Mirror Sydney

by Vanessa Berry
Mark Crees reviews

Anatomy of Voice

by David Musgrave
Cassandra O'Loughlin reviews

Lunar Inheritance

by Lachlan Brown
Rose Lucas reviews

Fume

by Phillip Hall
Dr Rose Lucas reviews

The Conversation of Trees

by Vanessa Kirkpatrick
Geraldine Burrowes reviews

I Love Poetry

by Michael Farrell
Robert Wood reviews

Can You Tolerate This?

by Ashleigh Young
Anne Elvey reviews

Brink

by Jill Jones
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

concrete flamingos

by Mark Roberts
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Passage

by Kate Middleton
Tina Giannoukos reviews

Fragments

by Antigone Kefala
Brianna Bullen reviews

Reading for a Quiet Morning

by Petra White
Lucas Smith reviews

The Only White Landscape

by Derek Motion
Gemma Mahadeo reviews

Koel

by Jen Crawford
Anne M Carson reviews

A perfect distortion

by Marietta Elliott-Kleerkoper
Di Cousens reviews

No More Boats

by Felicity Castagna
Sasha Shtargot reviews

Watching from the Shadows

by Greg Tome
Phillip Hall reviews

Land Mass

by R.D. Wood
Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews

SkinNotes

by Kristen Lang
Brenda Saunders reviews

Fire Work: Last Poems

by Aileen Kelly
Anne Buchanan-Stuart reviews

Chatelaine

by Bonny Cassidy
Mary Cresswell  reviews

Cleanskin Poems

by Lauren Williams
Lyn Chatham reviews

This Water: Five Tales

by Beverley Farmer
Craig Coulson reviews

Aurelia

by John Hawke
Mary Cresswell  reviews

Getting By Not Fitting In

by Les Wicks
Daniela Brozek Cordier reviews

A Salivating Monstrous Plant

by Tanya Thaweeskulchai
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Lucid Nature

by Sean O' Carroll
Phillip Hall reviews

recent titles from Recent Work Press

by various authors
Simon Patton reviews

Homing

by Shevaun Cooley
Siobhan Hodge reviews

Like Nothing on this Earth

by Tony Hughes-d-Aeth

From 2017(32)

Anne Elvey reviews

Give Forest Its Next Portent

by Peter Larkin
Michael Potts reviews

Industrial Oz (1) and Hawk on Wire (2)

by Scott T Starbuck
Jenny Henty reviews

Have Been and Are

by Brook Emery
Helen Hagemann reviews

Flute of Milk

by Susan Fealy
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Euclid’s Dog

by Jordie Albiston
Robert Wood reviews

Broken Teeth

by Tony Birch
Robert Wood reviews

The Honeymoon Stage

by Oscar Schwartz
Stephanie Downing reviews

The Apocalypse Awards

by Nathan Curnow
Susan Pyke reviews

A Philosophical Novella ⁽¹⁾ and Without Animals Life Is Not Worth Living ⁽²⁾

by Freya Mathews
Mary Cresswell  reviews

Unmaking Atoms

by Magdalena Ball
E A Gleeson reviews

Undercurrents

by Amanda Bell
Anne Stuart reviews

Missing up

by Pam Brown
Alice Allan reviews

The Metronome

by Jennifer Maiden
Rose Lucas reviews

New and Selected Poems of Anna Wickham

by Nathanael O'Reilly
Sami Rafiq reviews

Fixing the Broken Nightingale

by Richard James Allen
Thriveni C Mysore reviews

Think of the World

by John Leonard
Robert Wood  reviews

Ground

by Martin Langford
Mary Cresswell reviews

The Herring Lass

by Michelle Cahill
Mary Cresswell  reviews

Snake Like Charms

by Amanda Joy
Mary Cresswell  reviews

Bull Days

by Tina Giannoukos
John Hawke reviews

False Fruits

by Matthew Hall
Jennifer Mackenzie reviews

Letter to Pessoa

by Michelle Cahill
Caitlin Maling reviews

Opera

by Stuart Cooke
Robert Wood reviews

Landscape with Landscape

by Gerald Murnane
Robert Wood reviews

Collected Poems

by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
Susan Laura Sullivan reviews

This Intimate War

by Robyn Rowland
Melody Paloma reviews

Happiness

by Martin Harrison
Thom Sullivan reviews

Graphology Poems

by John Kinsella
Phillip Hall reviews

Gularabulu

by Paddy Roe (with Stephen Muecke)
Phillip Hall reviews

Breaking the Days ⁽¹⁾ and the leaves are my sisters ⁽²⁾

by Jill Jones
Graeme Miles reviews

Cocky’s Joy

by Michael Farrell
Dan Ryder reviews

Earth Girls

by Lisa Brockwell

From 2016(32)

Siobhan Hodge  reviews

The Fox Petition

by Jennifer Maiden
Phillip Hall  reviews

Unexpected Clearing ⁽¹⁾ and Line of Drift ⁽²⁾

by Rose Lucas ⁽¹⁾ and Robyn Rowland ⁽²⁾
Phillip Hall reviews

Hegel’s Owl

by Sheridan Palmer
Mary Cresswell reviews

Sunset

by Maggie Walsh
Mary Cresswell reviews

Engraft

by Michele Seminara
Daniel Bratton  reviews

diurnal

by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
Susan Fealy reviews

The Non-Sequitur of Snow

by Shari Kocher
Anne Elvey reviews

sweetened in coals

by Phillip Hall
Philip Harvey reviews

Drowning in Wheat

by John Kinsella
Phillip Hall reviews

Skin Deep

by Liz Conor
Phillip Hall reviews

Thinking the Antipodes

by Peter Beilharz
Mary Cresswell reviews

weaving nests with smoke and stone

by Gina Mercer
Siobhan Hodge reviews

Word Migrants

by Hazel Smith
Phillip Hall reviews

Island Home

by Tim Winton
P. S. Cottier reviews

The Hazards

by Sarah Holland-Batt
Mary Cresswell reviews

When Embers Dance

by Katherine E. Seppings
Lucas Smith reviews

Journey to Horseshoe Bend

by T. G. H. Strehlow
Melissa Ashley reviews

Small Acts of Disappearance

by Fiona Wright
Lucas Smith reviews

Exhibits of the Sun

by Stephen Edgar
Marissa Ker reviews

The Fox Petition

by Jennifer Maiden
Robyn Cadwallader reviews

Like a Beggar

by Ellen Bass
Helen Hagemann reviews

Terra Bravura

by Meredith Wattison
Vivian Gerrand  reviews

three Vagabond deciBels series chapbooks

by various authors
Rose Lucas reviews

Net Needle

by Robert Adamson
Siobhan Hodge reviews

Fish Stories

by Mary Cresswell
Alice Allan reviews

Free Will and the Clouds

by Rob Wilson
R. D. Wood  reviews

Diwurruwurru: Poetry from the Gulf of Carpentaria

by the Booroloola Poetry Club with Phillip Hall
R. D. Wood reviews

Jam Sticky Vision

by Luke Beesley
Susan Laura Sullivan reviews

Distant Landscapes

by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa
Phillip Hall reviews

On Bunyah

by Les Murray
Phillip Hall  reviews

George Dyungayan’s Bulu Line ⁽¹⁾ and Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Mobo-Mobo (Future) ⁽²⁾

by Stuart Cooke ⁽¹⁾ and Lionel Fogarty ⁽²⁾
Siobhan Hodge reviews

Crow’s Breath

by John Kinsella

From 2015(25)

Mary Cresswell reviews

The Coral Battleground

by Judith Wright
R. D. Wood  reviews

Inside My Mother

by Ali Cobby Eckermann
Susan Hawthorne reviews

Wild

by Libby Hart
Phillip Hall reviews

The Eye of the Crocodile

by Val Plumwood
R. D. Wood reviews

The Barons

by Joshua Corey
Garth Madsen reviews

Picture X

by Tim Shaner
Susan Pyke reviews

Lupa and Lamb

by Susan Hawthorne
Cassandra Atherton reviews

A Spell, A Charm

by John Leonard
Brian Hawkins reviews

Woodsmoke

by Todd Turner
Jennifer Mackenzie reviews

Naming the Ruins

by Dinah Roma
Mary Cresswell reviews

Ecozoa

by Helen Moore
Michele Seminara reviews

Before Bone and Viscera

by Robbie Coburn
R. D. Wood reviews

A Vicious Example ⁽¹⁾ and The night's live changes ⁽²⁾

by Michael Aiken ⁽¹⁾ and Tim Wright ⁽²⁾
Robbie Coburn reviews

Sputnik’s Cousin ⁽¹⁾ and Intercolonial ⁽²⁾

by Kent MacCarter ⁽¹⁾ and Stephen Oliver ⁽²⁾
Phillip Hall reviews

The Vision of Error ⁽¹⁾ and Tide ⁽²⁾

by John Kinsella
Phillip Hall  reviews

The Lake’s Apprentice

by Annamaria Weldon
Moira Sheppard reviews

For Rhino In A Shrinking World

by Harry Owen
Mary Cresswell reviews

Curio

by Kristin Hannaford
Kristin Hannaford reviews

South in the World

by Lisa Jacobson
Kevin Brophy reviews

The Thin Bridge

by Andy Jackson
Jeff Guess reviews

married to this ground

by Nicola Bowery
Helen Hagemann reviews

Final Theory

by Bonny Cassidy
Cassandra O’Loughlin reviews

Even in the Dark

by Rose Lucas
Anne M Carson reviews

Pictures of Nothing at All

by Kit Kelen
Alice Allan reviews

The Beautiful Anxiety

by Jill Jones

From 2014(16)

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