Geoff Page 




I Think I Could Turn Awhile english

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The Open Field english

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The Afternoon of A.O. Neville english

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The Stalinists, the Taliban english

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Dancing with the Flag english

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My Mother's God english

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Melons english

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Dogs and God english

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The Carnivore english

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The Revisionist english

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Geoff Page 

* 07.07.1940, Grafton, Australia
lives in: Canberra, Australia

Geoff Page, born 7 July 1940 in Grafton, Australia, is an Australian poet who has published eighteen collections of poetry as well as two novels, four 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.

  • Cassandra paddocks


    London: Angus & Robertson, 1980

  • Benton's conviction

    North Ryde, N.S.W ; London : Angus & Robertson, 1985

  • Collected lives

    North Ryde, NSW : Angus and Robertson, 1986

  • Footwork

    North Ryde, NSW, Australia : Angus & Robertson, 1988

  • Invisible histories

    Sydney, N.S.W. : Pan Books (Australia), 1989

  • Winter vision

    St. Lucia, Queensland : Univ. of Queensland Pr., 1989

  • Gravel corners


    Pymble, N.S.W. ; HarperCollins: Angus & Robertson ; London, 1992

  • Human interest


    Port Melbourne, Vic.: W. Heinemann Australia, 1994

  • A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Australian Poetry

    UQP, 1995

  • The great forgetting


    llustrations by Bevan Hayward Pooaraar

    Aboriginal Studies Press in association with National Museum of Australia for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 1996

  • The Secret

    Victoria: William Heinemann Australia, 1997

  • The Great Forgetting

    [with Bevan Hayward Pooaraar]

    Aboriginal Studies Press, 1997

  • Bernie McGann: A Life in Jazz

    Kardoorair Press, 1997

  • Collateral damage

    Charnwood : Ginninderra Press, 1999

  • The Scarring

    Alexandria, NSW : Hale & Iremonger, 1999

  • Collateral Damage

    Indigo, 1999

  • Darker and lighter


    Wollongong University, N.S.W.: Five Islands Press, 2001

  • Day After Day: Selected Poems of Salvatore Quasimodo

    Tranlations with R.F. Brissenden and Loredana Nardi-Ford, (editor)

    Ginninderra: Indigo, 2002

  • My Mother’s God

    [Mini-selected poetry]

    Seattle: Picaro Press, 2002

  • Drumming on Water


    Blackheath NSW 2785 Australia: Brandl & Schlesinger, 2003

  • The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets

    edited by Geoff Page

    Ginninderra: Indigo, 2003

  • Cartes Postales

    Seattle: Picaro Press, 2004

  • Freehold


    Brandl & Schlesinger, 2005

  • Agnostic Skies


    Melbourne : 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

    Seattle: Picaro Press, 2007

  • Long White Cloud & Indian Pixels

    Seattle: Picaro Press, 2008

  • Coffee with Miles


    River Road Press, 2009

  • 60 Classic Australian Poems

    UNSW Press, 2009

  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards for Poetry

  • 2001 Grace Leven Prize for Poetry

  • 2001 Patrick White Award

  • 2004 ACT Poetry Award for The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets (editor)

  • 2006 Christopher Brennan Award