David Malouf's first publications were books of poems and, though now mostly known as a novelist, he has never stopped writing poetry: ABC site says:
" David Malouf's first publications were books of poems and, though now mostly known as a novelist, he has never stopped writing poetry. In this program, Malouf talks about his inspirations - language, landscape, love and childhood - and our need to fill the silence. He explains his vision of Australia, a continent not yet shaped by man, and his fascination with the underside of things.
" David Malouf was born in 1934 in Brisbane and, after two extended stays mainly in Italy, now lives in Sydney. His first book of poems, Bicycle and Other Poems, was published by UQP in 1970 and most of his poetry can be found in David Malouf - Poems 1959 - 1989, also brought out by UQP. His most recent poems are published in the literary Magazine HEAT."