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Jane Gibian

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.


Beneath the Tree Line

Jane Gibian

96 pages
Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm
Published August 2021
ISBN 9781925818789

Jane Gibian’s poetry is remarkable for its clarity of perception and its sensitivity to the details and rhythms of life – whether in nature or in social routines. The poetry’s engagement is first and foremost with the natural environment, and with the contrast between the human engagement – with its extremes of fascination and despair […]


Jane Gibian

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.