Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Poetry
Published by: 
University of Queensland Press

About the book

Viva the real by Jill Jones.

Viva the Real is Jill Jones' eleventh book of poetry. It is lyrical, haunting and urgent. The poems explore body and place through a lively mix of the playfully inventive and more formal poetic forms, and celebrates resilience and continuity in ordinary experience in ways that are intimate, comic and elegiac.