Australian Book Review's States of Poetry Podcast is part of a major new project intended to highlight the quality and diversity of contemporary Australian poetry. Funded by Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, this is one of the first federally arranged poetry anthologies published in this country. All states and territories will be covered with separate anthologies, each of them edited by a senior poet living in, or closely associated with, that state. The state editors will choose six local poets actively publishing new work (up to five poems per poet). The state anthologies will appear on our website with introductions from the state editor, biographies and remarks from the individual poets, recordings, and other features.You will be able to listen to all of the poets and state editors in episodes of the Australian Book Review States of Poetry Podcast, which will also be available on the ABR website and via iTunes. You can also read all the poems on the ABR website.