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Geoff Page, b.1940, is an Australian poet who has published nineteen collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels and several other works including anthologies, translations and a biography of the jazz musician, Bernie McGann. He retired at the end of 2001 from being in charge of the English Department at Narrabundah College in the ACT, a position he had held since 1974. He has won several awards, including the ACT Poetry Award, the Grace Leven Prize, the Christopher Brennan Award, the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Award. Selections from his work have been translated into Chinese, Hindi, German, Serbian, Slovenian and Greek. He has also read his work and talked on Australian poetry in Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, India, Singapore, China, Korea, the United States and New Zealand.

Among his more recent books are:

A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Australian Poetry (UQP 1995)

The Secret ((William Heinemann Australia 1996)

The Great Forgetting [with Bevan Hayward Pooaraar] (Aboriginal   Studies

Press 1997)

Bernie McGann: A Life in Jazz (Kardoorair Press 1997)

The Scarring (Hale & Iremonger 1999)

Collateral Damage (Indigo 1999)

Darker and Lighter (Five Islands Press 2001)

My Mother’s God (Picaro Press 2002)

Day by Day: Selected Poems of Salvatore Quasimodo translated with R.F.

Brissenden and Loredana Nardi-Ford (Indigo 2002)

The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets [editor](Indigo 2003)

Drumming on Water (Brandl & Schlesinger 2003)

Cartes postales (Picaro Press 2004)

Freehold (Brandl & Schlesinger 2005)

Agnostic Skies (Five Islands Press 2006)

Europe 101 (Picaro Press 2006)

Eighty Great Poems from Chaucer till Now (UNSW Press 2006)

Lawrie & Shirley:The Final Cadenza:A Movie in Verse(Pandanus Books 2007)

Seriatim (Salt 2007)

Bahn Dance (Picaro Press 2007)

Long White Cloud & Indian Pixels (Picaro Press 2008)

60 Classic Australian Poems (UNSW Press 2009)

Coffee with Miles CD (River Road Press 2009)

A Sudden Sentence in the Air: Jazz Poems (Extempore 2011)

Coda for Shirley (Interactive Press 2011)

Complete Book List

Poetry

The Question (in Two Poets)

Smalltown Memorials

Collecting the Weather

Cassandra Paddocks

Clairvoyant in Autumn

Collected Lives

Smiling in English, Smoking in French

Footwork

Selected Poems

Gravel Corners

Human Interest

Mrs Schnell Arrives in Heaven

The Great Forgetting (with Bevan Hayward Pooaraar)

The Secret

Collateral Damage

Darker and Lighter

Cartes postales

Agnostic Skies

My Mother’s God

Europe 101

Seriatim

Bahn Dance

Long White Cloud & Indian Pixels

A Sudden Sentence in the Air

Prose Novels

Benton’s Conviction

Winter Vision

Verse Novels

The Scarring

Drumming on Water

Freehold

Lawrie & Shirley: The Final Cadenza: a Movie in Verse

Coda for Shirley

Stories and Poems

Invisible Histories

Poetry Anthologies (editor)

Shadows from Wire: Poems and Photographs of Australians in the Great War

On the Move: Australian Poets in Europe

The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets

Criticism

A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Australian Poetry

Eighty Great Poems from Chaucer till Now

60 Classic Australian Poems

Biography

Bernie McGann: A Life in Jazz

Translations

Century of Clouds: Selected Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire (with Wendy Coutts)

Day by Day: Selected Poems of Salvatore Quasimodo translated with R.F.

Brissenden and Loredana Nardi-Ford (Indigo 2002)

CD

Coffee with Miles