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86 pages
Paperback, 21 x 14.8 cm
Published August 2007
ISBN 9781920882266


Jane Gibian

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.

Many engage with foreign places, particularly Vietnam, and with the experience of negotiating different cultures and languages. Her poetry has a certain restraint, but can also be hard-hitting and ironic when least expected.

About the Author

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.

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