Anything the Landlord Touches

Emma Lew



Anything the Landlord Touches was Emma Lew's second collection to be published in Australia. The book won the C.J. Dennis Prize for Poetry (the Victorian State Premier's award for poetry), and the Judith Wright Calanthe Award (the Queensland Premier's Prize for Poetry), two of the main literary prizes in the country, and was also short-listed for The Age award and the NSW and South Australian Premier’s Literary Prizes.


Print ISBN : 0-9578311-6-1
pp : 96pp
Published : October 2002

About the Author

Emma Lew is highly regarded amongst contemporary Australian poets for the dramatic intensity of her poems, which combine sudden shifts of voice and perspective with a heightened awareness of the moment. The historical range of her settings, the sense of risk and adventure felt by her characters, and the variety of her forms – from portrait to monologue to lyrical celebration – deepen and enrich the drama in her new collection, Anything the landlord touches.


Sydney Morning Herald


Winner 2003 Judith Wright Calanthe Award

Winner 2003 C.J. Dennis Award for Poetry

Emma Lew’s first poetry collection, The Wild Reply, was the joint winner of the 1997 Age Poetry Book of the Year Award.