Sonnets from Australia and New Zealand

Louis Lavater, in The Sonnet in Australasia (1956) mentions that Arthur A. Adams, literary editor of the Sydney Bulletin once referred to the sonnet as "a verse form in which Australians had shown themselves singularly adept." Still, one might have hoped for more of a glimpse of the outback, or at least the coast, but a cultural homesickness overwhelms many of the early sonnets. To the right is a short chronological listing of authors; I hope to be adding some more soon.

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