Edith Speers emigrated to Australia from Canada after university. Her writing has won many literary awards; her poetry has been printed in all the major Australian literary magazines, many anthologies, and several Canadian and American journals. She is the author of two collections of poetry and others awaiting publication. She has published other Tasmanian writers as proprietor of Esperance Press.
Four Quarters (poetry, Esperance Press, 2001)
By Way of a Vessel (poetry, Twelvetrees Publishing Co., 1986)
Brio Anthology 2016; Contemporary Poetry 2015; Montreal Prize Anthology 2011; The Quadrant Book of Poetry: 2001-2010; The Envelope Please 2007 (FAW National Literary Awards); Running through the Stars (Fellowship of Australian Writers, Tas, 2005); TFAW Anthology 2005; River of Verse (ed. Helen Gee, Back River Press, 2004); The Best Australian Poems 2004 (ed. Les Murray; Black Inc 2004); The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets (Indigo 2003); Moorilla Mosaic (Bumble Bee Press, 2000); Oxford Anthology of Australian Verse (OUP 1998; reprinted 2000); Modern Families (Macmillan Education Australia, 1996); Alien Shores: Australian Science Fiction (Aphelion, 1994); Philomel and Wattlebird (TFAW, 1994); The Sting in the Wattle: Aus. Satirical Verse (UQP, 1993); Oxford Book of Australian Love Poems (OUP, 1993); Galloping On III (Access Press, 1993); New Oxford Book of Australian Verse (OUP, 1991); Contemporary Australian Poetry (Houghton-Mifflin, 1990); Angry Women (Hale & Iremonger, 1990); First Right (Greenhouse, 1989); Moments of Desire (Penguin, 1989); International Terminal (Mattara, 1988); Readings: Experiences & Memories (McGraw-Hill, 1988); Adventures: Projects and Workshops in English I (Jacaranda-Wiley, 1988); Up from Below (Womens Redress Press, 1986); Australian Women Poets (Penguin, 1986); Effects of Light (Twelvetrees, 1985); Lines from the Horizon (Mattara, 1982); Folly and Wisdom (TFAW, 1983); Point of View (TFAW, 1982); Poems 1981 (TFAW); Poems 1980 (TFAW)
Bulletin, Overland, Quadrant, Meanjin, Island, Poetry Australia, Southerly, Artlook, Compass, Aspect, Edgeways, LINQ, Larrikin, Poets Republic, Southern Review, Fremantle Arts Review, Phoenix Review, Westerly, Kunapipi (Denmark), Trends (UK), BOGG (USA), Australian Writers Journal, Muse, Hobo, Hecate, Scarp, Imago, Heartland, Coast Lines, Famous Reporter, Brisbane Courier-Mail, Antipodes (USA), Australian Reader; Blue Giraffe, Tasmanian Times, Poetrix; All Rights Reserved; Feathertale Review (Canada); Eureka Street; Arena; Tower Poetry (Canada); The Dalhousie Review (Canada); Blue Giraffe; Prospect; Poetry Matters; Antithesis Journal (University. of Melbourne); Tincture Journal.