The Best Australian Poems, 2011

In 2011 I was asked to guest-edit The Best Australian Poems anthology, which turned out to be very popular. My Introduction mentioned in passing Homer, rock’n’roll, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ashbery, Luis Buñuel’s funny and clever movie «The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie» (1972), Freud, Slavoj Žižek, the Australian hoax poet Ern Malley and Henry James.

I have reprinted my Introduction, and an Interview conducted by the publishers, Black Inc, in Melbourne, on my Main Site at

Altogether the material adds up to about 9 printed pages.

I am currently compiling the 2012 edition of the anthology. In 2013 a new editor will take over.