Aden Rolfe » The Best Australian Poetry 2009 / UQP / 2009
Previously published in Overland (issue 193, 2008), Aden’s poem, “We Watched the Waves”, was selected for the final instalment in UQP’s Best Australian Poetry series. In this collection of 40 poems, guest editor Alan Wearne brings his long experience as a poet and teacher of poetry and a sharp eye for the surprising to celebrate the originality and verve of Australian poetry. Bookended with an introduction by Wearne and the poets’ commentary on their work, this collection is a sophisticated and accessible sampling of achievements in Australian poetry in 2009.

Editor: Alan Wearne