Lizz Murphy’s Shebird cuts to the quick of a social issue or vividly captures a passing moment.

Richard Tipping’s Tommy Ruff is a fresh catch of pointed poems from the deep south of Australia, by a poet well known for not fitting in to available categories.

Lizz Murphy has a distinctive voice and a clear, clean observational style in this book. There are 54 portraits - some of which are a single line. A skilled poet at her best.

Tim Thorne has been at the forefront of poetry in Australia since the 1960s.  Yeah No, his thirteenth collection, includes poems which illustrate his concerns with social and environmental issues, with history and with some of the absurdities of 21st century society.

Cornelis Vleeskens’ chapbook, Trivial Pursuits, is a portrait of a deeply cultured man’s mind. Allusive and aware, this long poem brings the large world into the small.