Jane Gibian is the author of four poetry collections, tidemark (2013), Ardent (published by Giramondo in 2007), long shadows (2005) and The Body’s Navigation (1998). Her poetry has been widely anthologised in publications such as Contemporary Australian Poetry and Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. In 2020 she was awarded the Varuna Poetry Flagship Fellowship. She was the recipient of an Asialink Literature Residency in Vietnam. She works as a librarian and also writes about libraries, history and the environment.
96 pages Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm Published August 2021 ISBN 9781925818789
Throughout Jane Gibian’s poems there is the awareness of connectedness, between people, places, seasons, animate and inanimate things – and the power of language to celebrate these connections, to register joy and constraint, and to draw on different kinds of reality.
86 pages Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm Published August 2007 ISBN 9781920882266
Jane Gibian is one of Australia’s most promising poets, and Ardent is her first major collection. Exhibiting a range of poetic forms, including free verse, haiku, tanka and the pantoum, Gibian’s poems throw a sharp focus on, and draw maximum resonance from, small or fleeting details.