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  • Author: David Malouf http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/malouf-david
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'In his first full volume of poetry since Typewriter Music in 2007, David Malouf once again shows us why he is one of Australia's most enduring and respected writers.' (Publisher's blurb)

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Aquariusi"One of those sovereign days that might seem never", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 1)
Radiancei"Not all come it", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Retrospecti"A day at the end of winter. Two young men,", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
Toccatai"Out of such and such and so much bric-a-brac.", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 6)
Dot Poem, the Connectionsi"Before I had words", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 7)
Footloose, a Senior Momenti"An after-dinner sleep", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Entreatyi"After the Age of Innocence, golden brawlers", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Whistling in the Darki"Seeking a mind in the machine, and in constellations, however", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Ladybirdi"Childhood visitors", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Touching the Earthi"The season when all is scrabble,", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Garden Poems, David Malouf , 2014 sequence poetry (p. 16-19)
The Spelli"Needlepoints of light", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Afteri"I bend to it willingly, this patch", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Inner Cityi"A picture-book street with pop-up gardens, asphalt", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
An Aside on the Sublimei"A Ground Thrush", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Sky Newsi"A listening post", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Treesi"Trees have their own lives, simple", David Malouf , 2014 single work poetry (p. 26)
Rondeau II, Pop Songi"As long as", David Malouf , 2012 single work poetry (p. 27)
Note: With title: Rondeau
Odes I, xxviii"I'm over it. the floral", Quintus Horatius Flaccus , David Malouf (translator), 2014 single work poetry (p. 28)
Two Odes of Horace, David Malouf , 2014 sequence poetry (p. 28)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Lucy Van Reviews Earth Hour by David Malouf Lucy Van , single work review
— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Sevles and Their Grace Notes : Poetry in Review Martin Langford , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 74 no. 1 2015; (p. 68-77)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry ; Devadatta’s Poems Judith Beveridge 2014 selected work poetry ; New Selected Poems Geoff Page 2013 selected work poetry ; Radiance Andy Kissane 2014 selected work poetry ; The Beautiful Anxiety Jill Jones 2013 selected work poetry ; Final Theory Bonny Cassidy 2014 single work poetry
Chapter & Verse Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , March 5-11 no. 970 2014; (p. 10-11)
Words Are Everything for Malouf William Yeoman , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 March 2014; (p. 6)
Silence and Poetic Inwardness in the Writings of David Malouf Dennis Haskell , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;

'James Tulip's argument that David Malouf's ‘achievement is essentially that of a poet’ seems cogent, not only because of Malouf's lifelong commitment to poetry but because his novellas (and at least sections of his novels) might be read as long prose poems. These novellas do contain narratives but they are not driven by narrative. Nor are they most notable in the Modernist way as character studies; the novellas' characters do not engage in extensive social interaction. Rather, as individuals they engage in ideas, in existential contemplations of the self meeting a rich but complex universe. Dante always seems very separate from Johnno; Ovid is in exile; the terrorist in 'Child's Play' hardly talks to his colleagues. In fact, in their climaxes the main characters turn away from the possibilities of social interaction to achieve a state of equanimity in silence: the terrorist walking under apple blossom, Ovid as he steps into ‘clear sunlight’, Carney cleansing himself in the stream and Adair eating bread in an ‘outpouring’ of early morning light. In this retreat they resemble to some extent Horace on his Sabine farm, Montaigne on his Bordeaux estate, and Voltaire at Ferney – the tradition that Malouf describes in his essay on ‘The Happy Life’. Malouf's characters may be seen in opposition to contemporary society's ‘fear of inactivity, of stillness; most of all of the withdrawal of every form of chatter or noise in an extended and unendurable silence’. Adair wonders whether ‘what we are really committed to in our hearts is an unceasing motion’.

'It is poets who have found value in silence and recollections of tranquillity; Keats's sweeter ‘unheard music’ represented a silence that was a kind of perfection, not just the absence of noise, and the French Symbolistes were intent on finding it. Malouf's characters differ from Horace, Montaigne and Voltaire in that they stumble on silence or have it thrust upon them. However, this does not reduce the meaningfulness of the silence they experience. Malouf is neither a classical figure, a Renaissance humanist, nor a man of the Englightenment, although his writing evinces some empathy with all three. He is a modern figure who thinks our world and us ‘an accident’ so that we must find meaning where we can. His characters seem to find that meaning outside fictive realism in a mystical equanimity discovered only through a personal retreat and silence that is at odds with the contemporary world and its attitudes. This paper seeks to explore that process as presented in Malouf's prose and poetry.' (Publication abstract)

Appreciating David Malouf As Poet Jim Tulip , 2014 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;
'This personal reading of David Malouf's poetry during fifty years ranges from his earliest dramatic lyrics through his European-Australian comparisons to the time in the 1970s when novel writing became his dominant concern. It then touches on Malouf's response to the cultural and intellectual changes of the 1970s, and finally returns to his recent rewarding philosophic style of lyrical reflection. The paper argues for sustained poetic interest and concerns within Malouf's writing.' (Publication abstract)
David Malouf, Earth Hour Michelle Borzi , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 2 2014; (p. 80-95)
Lucy Van Reviews Earth Hour by David Malouf Lucy Van , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , May no. 15 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Elegant Eloquence Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2014; (p. 32) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 32-33)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay ; Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
'As he approaches his ninth decade, new poetry and a collection of essays remind us of the brilliance of David Malouf, writes Peter Craven.'
The Lyric of Eden and Exile Peter Goldsworthy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
For the Love of Language Geoff Page , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 March 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Counterworlds Lisa Gorton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
The Getting of Wisdom Phil Brown , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 March 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Death Imagined Jonathan Hadwen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , 20 Mar vol. 11 no. 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
David Malouf : Earth Hour Martin Duwell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Review Short : David Malouf’s Earth Hour Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Nuanced and Mythic, Both Lament and Celebration Niki Tulk , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 245-247)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Elegant Eloquence Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2014; (p. 32) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 32-33)

— Review of A First Place David Malouf 2014 selected work prose essay ; Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
'As he approaches his ninth decade, new poetry and a collection of essays remind us of the brilliance of David Malouf, writes Peter Craven.'
The Lyric of Eden and Exile Peter Goldsworthy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
For the Love of Language Geoff Page , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 March 2014; (p. 21)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
The Getting of Wisdom Phil Brown , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 March 2014; (p. 19)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Counterworlds Lisa Gorton , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Death Imagined Jonathan Hadwen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , 20 Mar vol. 11 no. 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
David Malouf : Earth Hour Martin Duwell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Review Short : David Malouf’s Earth Hour Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May no. 46.0 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Lucy Van Reviews Earth Hour by David Malouf Lucy Van , single work review
— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Nuanced and Mythic, Both Lament and Celebration Niki Tulk , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 28 no. 1 2014; (p. 245-247)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Lucy Van Reviews Earth Hour by David Malouf Lucy Van , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , May no. 15 2014;

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry
Sevles and Their Grace Notes : Poetry in Review Martin Langford , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 74 no. 1 2015; (p. 68-77)

— Review of Earth Hour David Malouf 2014 selected work poetry ; Devadatta’s Poems Judith Beveridge 2014 selected work poetry ; New Selected Poems Geoff Page 2013 selected work poetry ; Radiance Andy Kissane 2014 selected work poetry ; The Beautiful Anxiety Jill Jones 2013 selected work poetry ; Final Theory Bonny Cassidy 2014 single work poetry
Chapter & Verse Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , March 5-11 no. 970 2014; (p. 10-11)
Words Are Everything for Malouf William Yeoman , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 March 2014; (p. 6)
Silence and Poetic Inwardness in the Writings of David Malouf Dennis Haskell , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;

'James Tulip's argument that David Malouf's ‘achievement is essentially that of a poet’ seems cogent, not only because of Malouf's lifelong commitment to poetry but because his novellas (and at least sections of his novels) might be read as long prose poems. These novellas do contain narratives but they are not driven by narrative. Nor are they most notable in the Modernist way as character studies; the novellas' characters do not engage in extensive social interaction. Rather, as individuals they engage in ideas, in existential contemplations of the self meeting a rich but complex universe. Dante always seems very separate from Johnno; Ovid is in exile; the terrorist in 'Child's Play' hardly talks to his colleagues. In fact, in their climaxes the main characters turn away from the possibilities of social interaction to achieve a state of equanimity in silence: the terrorist walking under apple blossom, Ovid as he steps into ‘clear sunlight’, Carney cleansing himself in the stream and Adair eating bread in an ‘outpouring’ of early morning light. In this retreat they resemble to some extent Horace on his Sabine farm, Montaigne on his Bordeaux estate, and Voltaire at Ferney – the tradition that Malouf describes in his essay on ‘The Happy Life’. Malouf's characters may be seen in opposition to contemporary society's ‘fear of inactivity, of stillness; most of all of the withdrawal of every form of chatter or noise in an extended and unendurable silence’. Adair wonders whether ‘what we are really committed to in our hearts is an unceasing motion’.

'It is poets who have found value in silence and recollections of tranquillity; Keats's sweeter ‘unheard music’ represented a silence that was a kind of perfection, not just the absence of noise, and the French Symbolistes were intent on finding it. Malouf's characters differ from Horace, Montaigne and Voltaire in that they stumble on silence or have it thrust upon them. However, this does not reduce the meaningfulness of the silence they experience. Malouf is neither a classical figure, a Renaissance humanist, nor a man of the Englightenment, although his writing evinces some empathy with all three. He is a modern figure who thinks our world and us ‘an accident’ so that we must find meaning where we can. His characters seem to find that meaning outside fictive realism in a mystical equanimity discovered only through a personal retreat and silence that is at odds with the contemporary world and its attitudes. This paper seeks to explore that process as presented in Malouf's prose and poetry.' (Publication abstract)

Appreciating David Malouf As Poet Jim Tulip , 2014 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;
'This personal reading of David Malouf's poetry during fifty years ranges from his earliest dramatic lyrics through his European-Australian comparisons to the time in the 1970s when novel writing became his dominant concern. It then touches on Malouf's response to the cultural and intellectual changes of the 1970s, and finally returns to his recent rewarding philosophic style of lyrical reflection. The paper argues for sustained poetic interest and concerns within Malouf's writing.' (Publication abstract)
David Malouf, Earth Hour Michelle Borzi , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 2 2014; (p. 80-95)
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