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'Falling and Flying: Poems of Ageing is the first collection of its kind to be published in Australia. The editors have selected a broad range of Australian poems which explore the universal experience and effects of ageing. Whether the poets are witnessing themselves or their parents and friends succumb to the years, they speak with great precision and insight into illness, frailty, death, loss, grief, and retirement as well as the joys and the wisdom that late maturity can bring. There is humour as well as sadness in this fine and important collection, which includes the work of some of Australia’s best loved poets, a volume to be cherished by readers of any age.' (Publication summary)

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  • Contributors:

    Adam Aitken, Peter Boyle, David Brooks, Michelle Cahill, David Campbell, Paul Cliff, Bruce Dawe, Rosemary Dobson, Adrienne Eberhard, Brook Emery, Dianne Fahey, John Foulcher, Alan Gould, Robert Gray, Jennifer Harrison, Kevin Hart, Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Hewett, Hilary Hewitt, Sarah Holland-Batt, Clive James, Andrew Lansdown, Anthony Lawrence, Philip Martin, Tim Metcalf, David Musgrave, Dorothy Porter, Ron Pretty, Peter Rose, Robyn Rowland, Philip Salom, Michael Sharkey, Alex Skovron, Jennifer Strauss, Christopher Swan, Mary Tang, John Tranter, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, John West.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Blackheath, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,: Brandl and Schlesinger , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
In the Small Hoursi"It's three a.m. in the morning", Peter Boyle , 2001 single work poetry (p. 17)
Retirementi"Now that life in the city", Anthony Lawrence , 1995 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Annotationi"It has always seemed to me that natural things would help us", Robert Gray , 2015 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Beauty Tipsi"What words to fill the day? How to resist sentiment,", Michelle Cahill , 2012 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
The Sea at My Eari"The ocean took its place", Alan Gould , 2015 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Old Women in the Mountainsi"I see them in the villages", Dorothy Hewett , 1997 single work poetry (p. 26)
What Will Happen....i"when I can no longer stagger", Dorothy Hewett , 2001 single work poetry (p. 27)
Lucky for Some (What the Soothsayer Said)i"You have been born in a place and a time and with skin that you'd never have chosen;", Michael Sharkey , 2006 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
The Art of Disappearingi"The moon that broke on the fencepost will not hold.", Sarah Holland-Batt , 2007 single work poetry (p. 31)
Holding Courti"Retreating from the world, all I can do", Clive James , 2013 single work poetry (p. 33)
Mothers and Daughtersi"The cruel girls we loved", David Campbell , 1962 single work poetry (p. 35)
Night Watchi"Time is elastic; its zenith point fit to breaking", Robyn Rowland , 2015 single work poetry (p. 36-37)
The Baby Boomersi"It is the present,", David Musgrave , 2008 single work poetry (p. 38-43)
Not the Samei"When you climb", Dorothy Porter , 2007 single work poetry (p. 47)
How to Be Old in a Hospital Bedi"Your clothes are at least musty, if not positively grubby, if you have any", 2015 single work poetry (p. 48)
Nursing Homei"Incontinence, and the mind going. Where?", Philip Martin , 1982 single work poetry (p. 50-51)
Atrophyi"In her stiff and smelly carcase", Christopher Swan , 2015 single work poetry (p. 52-53)
The Mazei"Mud is what she remembers most,", Adrienne Eberhard , 2009 single work poetry (p. 54-55)
A Paltry Thingi"This man who must be ninety,", John Foulcher , 2012 single work poetry (p. 56)
Notre Dame de Rouvierei"Alpine ventilation", Adam Aitken , 2015 single work poetry (p. 57-59)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Our Senior Moments Ali Smith , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing 2015 anthology poetry
Towards the Dying of the Light Peter Kenneally , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing 2015 anthology poetry
Elder Boomers David McCooey , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing 2015 anthology poetry
Our Senior Moments Ali Smith , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing 2015 anthology poetry
Towards the Dying of the Light Peter Kenneally , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 March 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing 2015 anthology poetry
Elder Boomers David McCooey , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 379 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of Falling and Flying : Poems on Ageing 2015 anthology poetry
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