On the Transom of Ghosts single work   poetry   "On this transom, the river's dawning skin...stand"
Is part of Poetry on the Green Bridge Sam Wagan Watson 2014 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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  • Author's note: (An interactive poem for the commuter)

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First known date: 2006
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This poem was etched onto the Eleanor Schonell Bridge, Brisbane 2006
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    y Love Poems and Death Threats Love Poems and Death Threats : A Collection of Poetry by Samuel Wagan Watson Sam Wagan Watson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014 7667424 2014 selected work poetry

    'The much-anticipated new volume of poetry from the winner of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Book of the Year

    'Samuel Wagan Watson set the literary world alight in 1999 with his David Unaipon award-winning collection of poems Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight. His next volume, Smoke Encrypted Whispers, won Book of the Year at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards over Tim Winton.

    'In this, his first new volume of poetry in nearly a decade, he once again excites, inspires and shocks. Woven into this collection is a dark, satirical take on contemporary Australia, with its acquisitiveness and materialism, Wagan Watson shows an intense political engagement. The poems are dynamic, vivid and powerful, containing the clear language of witness reminiscent of Indigenous song-writers such as Kev Carmody and Dr Yunupingu.

    'Love Poems and Death Threats breaks new ground for Indigenous Australian writing and adds to Samuel Wagan Watson’s reputation as one of our most exciting poets.' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014
    pg. 33
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