Winner, 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards
The Golden Bird brings together the best of Robert Adamson's work from the last four decades, as well as many superb new poems. Selected and arranged by the author, it provides an accessible introduction to Australia's foremost lyric poet and an insight into the recurring themes that have shaped his remarkable body of work.
Shortlisted, 2009 Age Book of the Year Awards
‘Robert Adamson is one of Australia's national treasures.’ —John Ashbery
‘He is as deft and resourceful a craftsman as exists, and his poems move with a clarity and ease I find unique.’ —Robert Creeley
‘A must-have for anyone’ —Australian Book Review
‘Miraculous, quickening book.’ —the Age
‘We gain an appreciation, poem by poem, of how considerable a writer he is … Adamson’s The Golden Bird is a signal moment in Australian poetry publishing of the last decade…’ —Canberra Times
Robert Adamson is the author of The Golden Bird (winner of the CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry in the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) and editor of The Best Australian Poems 2010.