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100 Australian Poems : You Need to Know / Jamie Grant.

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Author
Grant, Jamie,
Publication Info.
Prahran : Hardie Grant, 2016.

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Summary
Poetry? For today's readers? Yes, and not just for those who buy their poetry collections religiously either: 100 Australian Poems is for everyone. Frustrated by the perception that Australian poetry is dry, inaccessible and focused only on the country's landscape, acclaimed poet Jamie Grant decided to form his own collection. One that properly encompassed the liveliness of our country's writing and showed that the only thing dry about Australian poetry was the humour within it. The collection ranges from the early nineteenth century of Francis Macnamara and Charles Harpur, through the later years of CJ Dennis and Henry Lawson, right up to the present day of Gig Ryan, David Malouf, Stephen McInerney and Kate Jennings. The preoccupations of the different eras are given a full airing - convicts and stockriders, the challenges of drought and war, the rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney, the divide between the city and the bush, and the different approaches of generations X, Y and Z. The 'smaller' issues have their outing too: love, barbecues, giraffes, sky writing and pumpkins so big they don't seem real. For anyone curious about what makes Australians who they are, this collection is a must-have. Illustrated with etchings by Bridget Farmer, this book should be in every Australian home. About the author:Born in Melbourne, Jamie Grant studied for a degree in English at La Trobe University and subsequently worked as an editor, bookseller, journalist and literary critic. He began publishing poetry in the 1970s. Grant's work has appeared in numerous literary magazines. He has published eight volumes of poetry and edited five poetry anthologies. Grant's first poetry collection was a joint publication with Graeme Kinross-Smith (Turn Left at Any Time with Care, 1975); his latest work is Glass on the Chimney (2014).
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Contents
Intro; Title Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Convict and Stockrider; A Convict's Tour to Hell: Francis Macnamara ('Frank the Poet'); The Beautiful Squatter: Charles Harpur; Taking the Census: Charles R Thatcher; The Sick Stockrider: Adam Lindsay Gordon; The Red Page; My Other Chinee Cook: James Brunton Stephens; Bell-birds: Henry Kendall; Are You the Cove?: Joseph Furphy ('Tom Collins'); How McDougal Topped the Score: Thomas E Spencer; The Wail of the Waiter: Marcus Clarke; Where the Pelican Builds: Mary Hannay Foott; Catching the Coach: Alfred T Chandler ('Spinifex').
Narcissus and Some Tadpoles: Victor J DaleyGundagai to Ironbark; Nine Miles from Gundagai: Jack Moses; The Duke of Buccleuch: JA Philp; How We Drove the Trotter: WT Goodge; Our Ancient Ruin: 'Crupper D'; The Brucedale Scandal: Mary Gilmore; Since the Country Carried Sheep: Harry Morant ('The Breaker'); The Man from Ironbark: AB Paterson ('The Banjo'); The Old Whim-horse: Edward Dyson; Where the Dead Men Lie: Barcroft Boake; Australia: Bernard O'Dowd; The Stockman's Cheque: EW Hornung; The Bullocky's Love-episode: AF York; Bastard and Bushranger; The Bastard from the Bush: Anonymous.
When your Pants Begin to Go: Henry LawsonThe Fisher: Roderic Quinn; The Mystery Man: 'NQ'; Emus: Mary Fullerton; The Death of Ben Hall: Will H Ogilvie; The Coachman's Yarn: EJ Brady; Fire in the Heavens, and Fire Along the Hills: Christopher Brennan; The Orange Tree: John Shaw Neilsen; Dummy Bridge: CJ Dennis; Morning: Hugh McCrae; Drought, Dusk and War; Said Hanrahan: PJ Hartigan ('John O'Brien'); The Victoria Markets Recollected in Tranquillity: Frank Wilmot ('Furnley Maurice'); Sea Music: WJ Turner; Dusk in the Domain: Dorothea Mackellar; Kangaroo: DH Lawrence.
Women Are not Gentlemen: Harley MatthewsDay's End: Lesbia Harford; The Jester in the Trench: Leon Gellert; On Having Grown Old: Ernest G Moll; Country Story; South Country: Kenneth Slessor; Football Field: Evening: JAR McKellar; Country Places: AD Hope; They'll Tell You About Me: Ian Mudie; Death of a Whale: John Blight; A Country Song: Douglas Stewart; Bullocky: Judith Wright; The Australian Dream: David Campbell; The Tomb of Lt. John Learmonth, A.I.F.: John Manifold; Song Cycle of the Moon-Bone: Wonguri-Mandjigai People, translated by Ronald M Berndt; Because: James McAuley.
A Curse on Herod: Amy WittingA Simple Story: Gwen Harwood; Melbourne and Sydney; The Cliff: David Rowbotham; Lament for St Maria Goretti: Francis Webb; Stroke: Vincent Buckley; All Friends Together: RA Simpson; Affair of the Heart: Peter Porter; Life-Cycle: Bruce Dawe; Defeat: Evan Jones; Bequest: Philip Martin; Balmoral Summer '66: Vivian Smith; Early Discoveries: David Malouf; Threnody for Patrick White: Barry Humphries; Melbourne: Chris Wallace-Crabbe; At the baths: Graeme Kinross Smith; A Lifetime Devoted to Literature: Judith Rodriguez; Beyond Sprawl; The Quality of Sprawl: Les Murray.
Subject
Australian poetry.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Australian poetry.
ISBN
9781743584637 (electronic book)
1743584636 (electronic book)