Australian Verse

Australian Verse

Posted 2014-06-23 by Fiona Davyfollow
Poetry is great for a short break



#Lists
#Poetry
#Aussie_Poets

When I think about ‘Australian poetry’ my immediate thought is bush poetry, and it’s certainly popular even now in our less poetic era. If you’d like to give Australian poetry a go here are a few lists to get you started:

Australia’s early poets
  • G.E. Evans 1863-1909
  • C.J. Dennis 1867-1938
  • Harry ‘Breaker’ Morant 1864-1902
  • A.B. (Banjo) Paterson 1864-1941
  • Henry Lawson 1867-1922

  • The Ladies
  • Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) 1920-1993
  • Mary Gilmore 1865-1962
  • Dorothea Mackeller 1885-1968
  • Judith Wright 1915-2000
  • Dorothy Porter 1954-2008

  • Modern Aussie Poets
  • Joel Turner 1987-
  • Omar Musa 1984-
  • Les A. Murray 1938-
  • David Malouf 1934-

  • And finally some anthologies of collected poetry to whet your appetite
  • Thirty Australian Poets (poets born after 1968) (UQP 2011)
  • New Oxford Book of (Oxford Uni Press 1986/1991)
  • Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry (Penguin 2009)

  • Australian poetry really does offer something for everyone, whether it’s quintessential bush poems or modern rap and hip hop, so why not take some time to relax and enjoy some Aussie verse.


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