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Description - Viva the Real by Jill Jones

An assured, energetic collection of poems by an award-winning poet.

Exploring body and place in ways that are expansive, intimate and playful, Viva the Real celebrates resilience and continuity in everyday life. Jones' poems offer us a strong, vital voice, charged with her effortlessly rhythmic and resonant lyricism. This collection is both haunted and visceral, and will resonate long after reading.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780702260100
ISBN-10: 070226010X
Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2018
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Jill Jones

Jill Jones has published ten full-length poetry books and a number of chapbooks, including The Beautiful Anxiety, which won the Victorian Premiers' Literary Award for Poetry in 2015, and Breaking the Days, which won the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize in 2017. She also won the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize and the Mary Gilmore Award. Her work is published widely in Australian and international anthologies, magazines and periodicals, and she has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Copyright Agency. Jill lives in Adelaide and is a member of the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide.

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