P(oe)Ms by Dave Drayton



Structured in the anagrammatic form, Drayton’s poems are ‘beau presents’ bestowed upon each of Australia’s Prime Ministers. Witty, engaging and playfully political, P(oe)Ms sketches tales of each PM in chronological order, along with Drayton’s own hand-drawn caricatures. Containing brief biographies and infamous anecdotes, P(oe)Ms is irreverent word play that maintains joyful relevance.

Dave Drayton was the Blake Prize for Poetry recipient in 2014 and his previous work includes Haiturograms (2016) and Poetic Pentagons (2015).