New 2017 Australian collection Transparencies published
April 12th, 2017
Exhibits of the Sun shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Awards
December 12th, 2015
Exhibits of the Sun has been shortlisted for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.. Sample poems from Exhibits of the Sun can be read here and at the Black Pepper site.
This website now archived by the Australian National Library
December 7th, 2015
The Australian National Library's Pandora web archive now includes this site, at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-155710. A new “snapshot” of the site will be saved to the archives periodically.
Eldershaw shortlisted for Prime Minister’s Awards
October 20th, 2014
Eldershaw has been shortlisted for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The shortlist is announced at http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2014-10-19/2014-prime-ministers-literary-awards-shortlists-0 . Sample poems from Eldershaw can be read here and at the Black Pepper site.
Stephen Edgar’s Eldershaw is Joint Winner of the FALS Colin Roderick Award
October 16th, 2014
The Foundation for Australian Literary Studies (FALS) has awarded the Colin Roderick Prize for best Australian book of 2013 to Eldershaw (jointly with Ashley Hay’s novel The Railwayman’s Wife). Sample poems from Eldershaw can be read here and at the Black Pepper site.
New 2014 Australian collection published
July 8th, 2014
Stephen Edgar’s latest collection, Exhibits of the Sun, is now out. It is available from the publisher, Black Pepper. Sample poems from this new collection can be read here and at the publisher’s site.
Stephen Edgar wins inaugural ACU Competition
August 31st, 2013
Eldershaw shortlisted for QLD award
August 31st, 2013
Stephen Edgar’s 2013 collection, Eldershaw, has been shortlisted for this year’s Queensland Literary Awards.
New Australian collection published
December 22nd, 2012
Stephen Edgar’s latest collection, Eldershaw, is now out (publication date 2013). It is available from the publisher, Black Pepper. Sample poems from this new collection can be read here and at the publisher’s site.
First American-published collection
May 11th, 2012
Stephen Edgar’s latest collection, The Red Sea (New and Selected Poems), is published this month and can be ordered online from the publisher, Baskerville Publishers (USA). Sample poems from this new collection can be read here.
2011 Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize
October 22nd, 2011
Stephen Edgar’s poem “All Eyes” is joint winner (with Fiona Britton’s “Fairy”) of the Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize for 2011. The prize is awarded annually by Meanjin for the poem judged the best published in that journal over the preceding twelve months. This year’s judges were Andrea Goldsmith and Kristin Henry.
The page linked above includes the text of the poem, an essay on its composition, and the author’s recorded reading.
History of the Day wins Prize
March 24th, 2010
History of the Day has won the William Baylebridge Memorial Prize for 2009.
Sydney Morning Herald on “Murray Dreaming” in The Best Australian Poems 2009
January 13th, 2010
“...the form and content are in concert; they act together to produce their effects.”
— Richard King, whose essay in the Sydney Morning Herald of 9 January discusses two recent “best of” Australian anthologies, quoting from one (The Best Australian Poems 2009, Ed. Robert Adamson) a stanza of Stephen Edgar's “Murray Dreaming”. The poem was first published in Poetry (Chicago) in November 2008 and can be read here.
History of the Day reviewed in Poetry
January 12th, 2010
“...Edgar must be on the short list of the best living practitioners of verse, rhymed or blank. His remarkable poems have been a highly rewarding discovery for me.”
— Joshua Mehigan in his review of History of the Day in Poetry (Chicago), January 2010.
New collection published
May 7th, 2009
Stephen Edgar’s latest collection, History of the Day, is now out. It is available from the publisher, Black Pepper. Sample poems from this new collection can be read here and at the publisher’s site.
Stephen Edgar at The Poetry Archive
March 13th, 2009
Stephen Edgar has been added (March 2009) to The Poetry Archive, a selection of poets and poems from the UK, USA and other countries, with sound files of readings by the authors. (The sound files require a player capable of playing Real Audio formats.)
The Chimaera spotlight feature
March 13th, 2009
Online journal The Chimaera Issue 5 (February 2009) features Stephen Edgar as Spotlight Poet, with numerous poems, a comprehensive interview with editor Paul Stevens, and appreciations from fellow poets and critics. Read the feature here.
Clive James on “Man on the Moon”
March 13th, 2009
In January 2009, Stephen Edgar’s prizewinning poem “Man on the Moon” was the subject of an analysis by Clive James in Poetry (Chicago) titled An Almost Perfect Break-up Poem.... The text of “Man on the Moon” is here, where you can also listen to the author’s recorded reading of the poem.
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