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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'Terra Bravura, began as short text messages sent to David Musgrave from the desert on the way to Broken Hill. He later described their poetic form thuis:'The poems are terrific. Vox clamantis in desierto. The lines are dense and staccato, with a kind of pinpoint-accurate mouthfulness of sound - hard to describe, but it seems to me that the rhythm is what makes it work so distinctively. There are words that leap out at you -'the eagle, canopic on tar, atop kangaroo smear, thrown furred corsets of white bone, confetti of road crows chroming a black storm' - this is inventive, musical and harsh, accurate and rich, with a vein of visionary dream, which I like.' The landscape of feral goats, idiosyncratic human markers, failed fences, becomes the distorted and detail-selective realm of memory. It was written in 2009, when the poet's father began to lose his memory; it is an exploration of oral tradition, the stuff of generational infamy, the coming, by ship in 1855, to Australia . 'That sick green sea/carrying/the little stone/to the orange square...'' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'The most powerful presence / is absence.' –Dorothy Porter 'Egypt'
  • Dedication: For my father.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,: Puncher and Wattmann , 2014 .
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      Extent: 141p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 December 2014
      ISBN: 9781921450631

Works about this Work

Helen Hagemann Reviews Terra Bravura by Meredith Wattison Helen Hagemann , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2016;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
Contemporary Masters Martin Langford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 75 no. 1 2016; (p. 177-182)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry ; Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry ; Indirect Objects Louis Armand 2014 selected work poetry
Willo Drummond Reviews Terra Bravura by Meredith Wattison Willo Drummond , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
This Tethering Muliebrity : Edric Mesmer Reviews ‘terra Bravura’ by Meredith Wattison Edric Mesmer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
Activism and Terra Tactics Michael Farrell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 July 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of The Sixth Creek Rachael Mead 2013 selected work poetry ; Love Poems and Death Threats Sam Wagan Watson 2014 selected work poetry ; Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
All The Precious, Broken Things Thrown In Antonia Pont , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 51.1 2015;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
This Tethering Muliebrity : Edric Mesmer Reviews ‘terra Bravura’ by Meredith Wattison Edric Mesmer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , April - June no. 14 2015;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
Activism and Terra Tactics Michael Farrell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 July 2015; (p. 21)

— Review of The Sixth Creek Rachael Mead 2013 selected work poetry ; Love Poems and Death Threats Sam Wagan Watson 2014 selected work poetry ; Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
All The Precious, Broken Things Thrown In Antonia Pont , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 51.1 2015;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
Helen Hagemann Reviews Terra Bravura by Meredith Wattison Helen Hagemann , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2016;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
Contemporary Masters Martin Langford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 75 no. 1 2016; (p. 177-182)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry ; Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry ; Indirect Objects Louis Armand 2014 selected work poetry
Willo Drummond Reviews Terra Bravura by Meredith Wattison Willo Drummond , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , September no. 19 2016;

— Review of Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry
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