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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Rob walker is a perceptive spirit, and his language is fast catching up with his noticings. -Les Murray tropeland questions the poetic language that propels it forward, dismantling the prosthetic legs of its rhetorical feet. The best poems show rob walker's ear to be finely tuned to vernacular. 'Danny in Detention' is particularly deft: a little masterpiece of the colloquial and concrete. -Aidan Coleman walker will write about the Fibonacci sequence or extatosoma tiaratum (the phasmid) as well as bong smokers in the suburbs. Bestiary, field guide and joke book, tropeland is sometimes sardonic, but tempered by a humanist and sympathetic sense of the comedic. -Mike Ladd From Hiroshima to reality TV, this collection manages to swing between soulful and hilarious without a putting a foot out of place. Brave, beautiful and irreverent. -Rachael Mead' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Contains the following poems:

    • Tropeland
    • A Clarity of Smog
    • Surprises
    • Lines Written in Himeji
    • The Girl on the Train to Shikama
    • Haru/Spring
    • The City Becomes a Painting
    • Ashita/Tomorrow
    • Mushi Atsui/Cicadas. むしあつい せみ
    • Soft
    • Beyond Black & White
    • Elemental
    • Na Cl
    • Bird-dreaming (I. Homing Pigeon to a Poet II. Shearwaters III. Blue Wren)
    • Patterns
    • Queer Eye for the Straight Phasmid
    • Autumn Notes
    • Adelaide Trapdoor Spider
    • Termites
    • Sluggish Returns
    • The Darkening Eucalyptic
    • Ethel Malley’s Sonnet
    • Araucarias of Gondwana (Tree Dinosaurs) (I. Bunya II. MonkeyPuzzle III. Hoop Pine IV. Captain Cook’s Pine V. Norfolk Island Pine)
    • Phar Lap/ Selfgoogling/ Inarticulate
    • An Accident Waiting to Happen
    • Cliché Anti-verse
    • Paperclips
    • If I Were a Subjunctive Clause
    • Poetry of the New Millennium
    • Return to Sorrento
    • Yamamoto Sensei Snaps
    • Danny in Detention
    • Bull Evaluation Day
    • GM Food
    • String Theory Unstrung
    • Clearing the Caravan Park
    • Speaking in Tongues
    • Making a Preposition (On Watching Big Brother)
    • Clearview
    • Against the Grain
    • Transcendence
    • 2am to 3am
    • Elements
    • I Think the Worst is Over Now
    • Retired Banker in a Nursing Home
    • English Class 2
    • Jay’s Dam, Kondoolka Station
    • On Oakridge Road
    • Seafog in August
    • Cloze Procedure
    • Why I Didn’t Go to Mike Ladd’s Fiftieth Birthday Party
    • The Dust of Rajasthan
    • Plympton Gopher
    • Cello
    • Automatonophobia
    • Bibliophobia
    • Crying at the Poetry Reading
    • Semi-detached
    • Watching My Blind Cat
    • De-composition
    • Seeing It All Clearly While My Glasses Are Being Repaired

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Parkville, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Five Islands Press , 2015 .
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      Extent: 97p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st May 2015
      ISBN: 9780734050267

Works about this Work

When to Laugh, When to Cry Owen Bullock , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 20 no. 1 2016;

— Review of Tropeland Rob Walker 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : Rob Walker’s Tropeland Siobhan Hodge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 51.1 2015;

— Review of Tropeland Rob Walker 2015 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 : Rob Walker’s Tropeland Siobhan Hodge , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 51.1 2015;

— Review of Tropeland Rob Walker 2015 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
When to Laugh, When to Cry Owen Bullock , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Text : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 20 no. 1 2016;

— Review of Tropeland Rob Walker 2015 selected work poetry
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