Ian McBryde

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Ian McBryde
Toronto, Canada
GenreAustralian Contemporary Poetry

Ian McBryde is an Australian poet. He was born in 1953 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but has been a long time Australian resident.[1] He has published ten books of poems and three audio CDs of spoken word poetry and original music [2][3] A widely admired poet in Australia his most recent, and tenth book, a new and selected publication, was highly anticipated by his contemporaries. We the Mapless: new and selected poems was launched in Melbourne, Australia, at Collected Works Bookshop in February 2017 [4] and at The Queensland Poetry Festival at the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts in August, 2017.[5]


In addition to writing poetry, McBryde has also painted and sketched, and spent time as a drummer in progressive jazz-rock bands.

McBryde's 2005 book ' Slivers' consists entirely of Monostich style poems that attempt to relate a whole poem in one line.[6]



Audio CDs[edit]

  • At Land's End
  • The Still Company


  • The Age Poetry Book of the Year, 2005: Domain (shortlisted)

See also[edit]

  • The bibliography of Australian literature edited by John Arnold, John Hay, Sally Batten, Kerry Kilner, Terence O'Neill, University of Queensland Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-7022-3598-6 (see page 348)
  • Monostich


  1. ^ "McBryde, Ian". AustLit. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b McBryde, Ian; Riddell, Greg (1998). Flank. Clifton Hill, Vic: Eaglemont Press. Performers on CD: Greg Riddell, keyboards, multisync, samples; Ian McBryde, voice, text, drum sequences.
  3. ^ "SOFTBLOW | Ian McBryde". www.softblow.org. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  4. ^ "Launch: Ian McBryde's We the Mapless". Melbourne Spoken Word. 2017-02-07. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  5. ^ "Ian McBryde – Queensland Poetry Festival". www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  6. ^ Prater, David Interview with McBryde, ' Cordite Poetry Review Aug 23 2004
  7. ^ McBryde, Ian (1990). The shade of angels. Brighton North, Vic. : Radial.
  8. ^ McBryde, Ian (1994). The familiar. Sydney : Hale & Iremonger. ISBN 0868065196.
  9. ^ McBryde, Ian (2001). Equatorial. Wollongong, N.S.W. : Five Islands Press. ISBN 0864187173.
  10. ^ McBryde, Ian (2002). Ground floor. Port Melbourne : Slow Joe Crow Press.
  11. ^ McBryde, Ian (2003). Ambulance : and other poems. Warners Bay, N.S.W. : Picara Press.
  12. ^ McBryde, Ian (2004). Domain. Wollongong, N.S.W. : Five Islands Press. ISBN 1741280451.
  13. ^ McBryde, Ian (2005). Slivers. Greensborough, Vic. : Flat Chat Press. ISBN 0975720279.
  14. ^ McBryde, Ian (2009). The adoption order. Parkville, Vic : 5 Islands Press. ISBN 9780734040572.
  15. ^ McBryde, Ian (2017). We the mapless : new and selected poems. Brisbane, Australia Bareknuckle Books. ISBN 9780994186164.
  16. ^ "Ian McBryde | Rochford Street Review". rochfordstreetreview.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.

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