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About the book

Fifteeners by Jordie Albiston, Puncher & Wattmann

The sonnet is a classic lyric form that has beguiled and perplexed poets for over seven hundred years. In 'Fifteeners', award-winning poet Jordie Albiston re-invents the sonnet structure, trading meter for syllabics, and employing fifteen lines in lieu of the traditional fourteen. Themes of destruction and loss, hope and wonder, and the pressing fate of an unstable world, are coded like enduring questions into the machinery of these extraordinary poems. 'Fifteeners' is Albiston's thirteenth collection of poetry.