Towards the Equator

Author(s): Alex Skovron


This New & Selected Poems is a substantial and long-awaited compilation from one of Australia's most accomplished poets, a retrospective spanning more than thirty years. The New Poems section, 'Towards the Equator', represents Alex Skovron's sixth book-length collection and signals a return to the formal variety that has been a hallmark of his work. As always, a distinct Eurocentric sensibility sits alongside an engagement with Western art and culture. All six collections are characterized by close attention to craft, versatility of tone and technique, and a seriousness of intent seasoned at times with wry humour or playful wit.

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Alex Skovron is the author of five collections of poetry and a prose novella. His work has been published widely, and the numerous readings he has given include appearances in China, Serbia, India, Ireland, and on Norfolk Island. Among awards for his poetry are the Wesley Michel Wright Prize, the John Shaw Neilson Award, the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize, and for his first book, The Rearrangement (1988), the Anne Elder and Mary Gilmore awards. His novella, The Poet, was joint winner of the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, and has been translated into Czech. The Attic, a selection of his poetry with French translations, was published in 2013. Alex was born in Poland, lived briefly in Israel, and migrated to Australia in 1958, aged nearly ten. He is based in Melbourne and works as a freelance editor.

General Fields

  • : 9781922186553
  • : Puncher and Wattmann
  • : Puncher and Wattmann
  • : November 2014
  • : 210mm X 148mm
  • : Australia
  • : December 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alex Skovron
  • : Paperback
  • : Dec-14
  • : 284