Possession explores colonial appropriation. These poems are modern artifacts; permeable and sophisticated – they examine how language, history and time serve to sift and subvert knowing.

Author bio

Anna Kerdijk Nicholson


Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry
Winner of the 2010 Wesley Michel Wright Prize
Shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry (NSW Premier’s Literary Awards)


Martin Duwell, Australian Poetry Review ,1 January, 2011

Margaret Bradstock in Mascara Literary Review, January 1, 2011

Stuart Cooke in Cordite Poetry Review, July 2011