The Best Australian Poems reveal the impressive depth, diversity and boldness of this country's poetic talent.
Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic. Her most recent book of poems, The Hazards (UQP), won the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Kenneth Slessor Prize, the AFAL John Bray Memorial Poetry Award, the Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Award, and the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards. She is the recipient of the W.G. Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell colonies in the United States, the Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio in Rome, and a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship, among other honours. She presently lives in Brisbane, where she works as a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at QUT, and the poetry editor of Island.