When Australian poetry soars to new heights, it's usually because poets open up to the whole place ... they take risks and write from the core of our culture.' ---ROBERT ADAMSON. By turns playful and topical, intimate and engaged, this vibrant collection gathers voices from all across the country from cities and coastal towns to the very heart of our deserts. Selected by award-winning poet Robert Adamson, it introduces emerging writers alongside our most renowned poets and ranges confidently across subjects and genres. It features short lyrics, satires, love and landscape poems as well as ballads, songs, even spoken word performances, and includes many new, yet-to-be-published works. This exciting collection presents Australian poetry at its finest and most diverse.