Peter Goldsworthy


A poet of crystalline intelligence, but one who can move as well as shine.

Les Murray

Too often, his poetry is thought of as a sideline. On the contrary, it is at the centre of his achievement.  No poet who so resolutely avoids the set forms gets quite so much in.

Clive James

The Rise of the Machines and other Love Poems


The Rise of the Machines
, his first book of poetry since 2001, contains all the poems Peter Goldsworthy has written in the twenty-first century.







Peter Goldsworthy.  The Rise of the Machines and other love poems
Peter Goldsworthy. The Rise of the Machines and other love poems

ISBN 978-1-922080-54-7
B format paperback 198x128mm. 72pp.
Full colour cover with French flaps.
Publication Date: August 2015.
RRP: A$28. The e-book is in preparation.

Price: A$28.00

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About the Author


nicholas photo - largePeter Goldsworthy’s first collection of poetry won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1982, the SA Premier’s Prize, and the Anne Elder Award. His second won the Australian Bicentennial Literary Prize for poetry in 1988, jointly with Philip Hodgins. His last collection New Selected Poems was published in the UK in 2001. His seven novels, opera libretti, short stories and other writings have secured him a place at the forefront of Australian literature.

Peter Goldswothy is available for interviews about The Rise of the Machines for all forms of print and electronic media.

To set up a place and time: email


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