New Selected Poems

by Peter Goldsworthy

ISBN 1 875989 90 0


Publication date: May 2001


'His stylish chiselled poems offer rueful ironies at the expense of the universe ... In every line the poet strives to make language elegant enough to do justice to the world as comedy.' The Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry.

'He has the rare ability to mix seriousness and humour. His poems also have a density of texture which is at once challenging yet easy to read. There is something intellectually or linguistically interesting happening in virtually every line…one of the most skilled and satisfying poets in Australia at the moment.' Geoff Page, A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Australian Poetry.

'Excellent at catching the bitter underside of joking, colloquial speech ... An ironic meditativeness that recalls Holub, Herbert, Neruda.' Michael Hulse, PN Review



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