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Star Struck Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016
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'With poems ranging from the confessional to the mock-autobiographical, from imagism to a strange storytelling, from the comic and satirical to the plangent and disturbing, Star Struck startles us with the many faces of lyric poetry.

'This book of poems by the award-winning poet David McCooey is made up of four sections. The first documents an alienating encounter with a life-threatening illness. The second plays out an unforgettable obsession with darkness and light. The third brings together popular music and the ancient literary mode of the pastoral. In this highly original sequence we find, among other things, Bob Dylan singing Virgil, Joni Mitchell reflecting on life in Laurel Canyon, a lab monkey pondering the sound of music, and a bitter, surreal rewriting of ‘Down Under’ for our times. In the final section, narrative poetry is cast in an intensely new and uncanny light.' (Publication summary)

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Works about this Work

Worlds and Fragments : Four Collections from UWA Publishing Peter Kenneally , 2017 single work essay review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 388 2017; (p. 59-60)

'A book called Our Lady of the Fence Post (UWA Publishing, $22.99 pb, 105 pp, 9781742589121) by a poet called J.H. Crone is an irresistible proposition, simply as a notion. Luckily for readers, neither is at all fanciful. This verse narrative explores the events around the appearance in 2003 of a likeness of the Virgin Mary on a fence post at Coogee, near the site of a memorial for five local rugby players killed in the Bali bombings. Crowds of fervent worshippers flocked to the scene.'

(Introduction)

David McCooey : Star Struck Martin Duwell , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review 2016;

— Review of Star Struck David McCooey 2016 selected work poetry
David McCooey : Star Struck Martin Duwell , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review 2016;

— Review of Star Struck David McCooey 2016 selected work poetry
Worlds and Fragments : Four Collections from UWA Publishing Peter Kenneally , 2017 single work essay review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 388 2017; (p. 59-60)

'A book called Our Lady of the Fence Post (UWA Publishing, $22.99 pb, 105 pp, 9781742589121) by a poet called J.H. Crone is an irresistible proposition, simply as a notion. Luckily for readers, neither is at all fanciful. This verse narrative explores the events around the appearance in 2003 of a likeness of the Virgin Mary on a fence post at Coogee, near the site of a memorial for five local rugby players killed in the Bali bombings. Crowds of fervent worshippers flocked to the scene.'

(Introduction)

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