It’s difficult to keep up with all the many, many publication outlets for poetry, short stories and essays. This is why Black Inc’s “Best Australian…” (Stories, Essays and Poems) each year is so handy. There’s bound to be a bunch of stuff you’ve missed, that your net just doesn’t catch, and it’s great to work through these collections. Like all collections, there are always biases, and some of the same names pop up over and over, but they are pretty great.

This little #loveattack was prompted by this morning’s Christmas Bargain email from Readings – each day in the lead-up to Christmas, Readings are doing an online-only deal on a different book. Today’s is the set of all three “Best Australian…” books for $50. Even with my discount from work (25%), I can’t get them that cheap. So I’ve ordered mine, and would urge you to do the same.