Shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literacy Awards
Net Needle is the new collection of poems from Robert Adamson—Australia’s foremost lyric poet. David Wheatley, from the TLS (Times Literary Supplement) describes Net Needle as ‘one of the finest Australian poets at work today’. He has avidly followed Bob Adamson’s work since his early days, as he has probed the inner and outer landscapes of his environment with inspirited precision
Robert Adamson is the author of The Golden Bird (winner of the CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry in the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) and editor of The Best Australian Poems 2009. He has published numerous volumes of poetry in Australia and overseas. His previous volume of poems, The Goldfinches of Baghdad, won the Age Book of the Year Award for poetry and was short-listed for the NSW and Queensland premiers' awards. His memoir, Inside Out (2004), was short-listed for the Age Book of the Year Award, the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the State Library of NSW Biography Award and the Queensland Premier's Award.