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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'Both fun and playful, Stavanger’s poems display wit and beguiling originality. They shift from the oddball to the vulnerable and from the zany to the deeply meditative.

Stavanger’s collection embodies a spirit of the post-post-modern in both intellect and spark, while playing off cool disjunctions against electrifying erudition. There is a strong trace of the performative and dramatic in these poems – Stavanger’s flair for performance poetry gives this award-winning collection a distinct and likeable flavour.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    This book is dedicated to the dead

    who are bravely living

    (and to those who wake wild-eyed in the dark)

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.
Optimismi"surviving a plane crash", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 3) Section: Axis 1
Out of Dangeri"thinking. using a microwave. drinking. not drinking. voices", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 4-5) Section: Axis 1
The Speciali"people are most likely to go", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 6-7) Section: Axis 1
The Psychiatristi"the Psychiatrist can sign you away", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 8) Section: Axis 1
Jack, the Mooni"I've moved into the shed", David Stavanger , 2009 single work poetry (p. 9) Section: Axis 1
Nobody Whistles in the Darki"lights out and try to remember where you came from", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 10-11) Section: Axis 1
Lioni"enter the tangle", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 12-13) Section: Axis 1
The Moth's Songi"at the end of the appointment", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 14) Section: Axis 1
RSVPi"You", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 15) Section: Axis 1
Head Linesi"Man's Head Used As Bowling Ball", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 19) Section: Axis 2
In Lawsi"we were dead before the sun sank", David Stavanger , 2010 single work poetry (p. 20) Section: Axis 2
After the Breaki"this cause, separate the mess, smash the garlic", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 21) Section: Axis 2
Home Visiti"Doorbell rings. I have driven thirty minutes south across town.", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 22-23) Section: Axis 2
Sleep, Hit Me (Frank's Song)i"first key opens the door.", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 24-25) Section: Axis 2
Captain Bloodi"regarding your phone bill. it is overdue.", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 26) Section: Axis 2
Manifestoi"what is he to think now", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 27) Section: Axis 2
That Dream You Keep Havingi"shower drips but there's no water", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 28) Section: Axis 2
Sodium Chloridei"two things", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 29-30) Section: Axis 2
Babyi"Standing up in our crib", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 33) Section: Axis 3
On Timei"shut your eyes", David Stavanger , 2014 single work poetry (p. 34-35) Section: Axis 3

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Michele Seminara Reviews The Special by David Stavanger Michele Seminara , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry
Specialling the Special : Reviews ‘The Special’ by David Stavanger Stevi-Lee Alver , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October 2014 – March no. 13 2015;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry
Maintaining the Strange Fire : David Stavanger’s The Special and Rob Walker’s Tropeland Lucy Alexander , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , November 2015;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry ; Tropeland Rob Walker 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : David Stavanger’s The Special Francesca Sasnaitis , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry
Review Short : David Stavanger’s The Special Francesca Sasnaitis , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November no. 48.0 2014;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry
Specialling the Special : Reviews ‘The Special’ by David Stavanger Stevi-Lee Alver , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , October 2014 – March no. 13 2015;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry
Maintaining the Strange Fire : David Stavanger’s The Special and Rob Walker’s Tropeland Lucy Alexander , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Verity La , November 2015;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry ; Tropeland Rob Walker 2015 selected work poetry
Michele Seminara Reviews The Special by David Stavanger Michele Seminara , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of The Special David Stavanger 2014 selected work poetry
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