‘I have no idea if Pitt Street Poetry is located in Pitt Street, in the centre of Sydney’s CBD, but it has certainly made itself central to poetry publishing in Australia’
Dennis Haskell, Australian Book Review June 2018

Pitt Street Poetry is a specialist publisher of contemporary poetry and selected reprints of modern classics, founded by Linsay and John Knight in Sydney in 2012.

In the past seven years Pitt Street Poetry has published 40 poetry books by 22 poets, mainly from Australia, but also proudly including poets from the UK and the USA. We have published many B format paperbacks, a couple of limited edition signed and numbered hardback editions, some colourful poetry pamphlets and a textbook on how to write poetry. Our books have twice won the Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry (in 2014 and 2017) and have won or been shortlisted for an encouraging variety of other poetry prizes.

The founders

Linsay Knight has spent a lifetime in publishing, first with the Macquarie Dictionary where she edited several dictionaries and the Macquarie series of non-fiction books for children, then at Scholastic. For many years she was Head of Children’s Books at Random House Australia, where she participated in the annual Taronga Poetry Prize and published several anthologies of poetry for and by children. She is currently Head of Australian Publishing at Walker Books.

John Knight studied English literature and medicine and has pursued a career as an academic renal physician and literateur, with particular affection for contemporary poetry and crime fiction. He works as a medical researcher at the George Institute for Global Health.

Our books are available at the best poetry bookshops in Australia and around the world:

Abbey’s Bookshop
131 York Street Sydney NSW Australia

19 Oxford St Paddington NSW Australia & 11 other locations

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
126A Front St Brooklyn, NY USA 11201

9 Yong Siak Street Tiong Bahru, Singapore

Collected Works Bookshop
Level 1/37 Swanston Street Melbourne  Vic  Australia

Gallery Ecosse
‘Halcyon’ Exeter Road Exeter NSW Australia

49 Glebe Point Rd Glebe NSW and 5 other locations

Hill of Content Balmain
275 Darling St Balmain NSW Australia

Hill of Content Melbourne
86 Bourke Street Melbourne Vic Australia

London Review of Books Bookshop
14 Bury Place, London UK WC1A 2JL

Level 2, The Galeries 500 George St Sydney

Readings Bookshop
309 Lygon Street Melbourne Vic Australia

The Bookshop at the State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place Southbank Brisbane Qld Australia

Paperchain Bookstore
34 Franklin Street Manuka ACT Australia

National Library Bookstore
Parkes Place, Canberra ACT Australia

The Abbey Bookshop
29 rue de la Parcheminerie 75005 Paris France

The Poetry Book Society
The Dutch House 307-308 High Holborn London WC1V 7LL United Kingdom