Australia single work   poetry   "You big ugly. You too empty. You desert with your nothing"
Issue Details: First known date: 1981 1981
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  • Written as prose poetry.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Island in the Sun 2 : An Anthology of Recent Australian Prose Anna Couani (editor), Damien White (editor), Glebe : Sea Cruise Books , 1981 Z810290 1981 anthology prose short story Glebe : Sea Cruise Books , 1981 pg. 90-91
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets Susan Hampton (editor), Kate Llewellyn (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 Z406355 1986 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 pg. 230-231
  • Appears in:
    y Displacements 2 : Multicultural Storytellers Sneja Gunew (editor), Geelong : Deakin University Press , 1987 Z373219 1987 anthology poetry short story extract prose criticism biography autobiography Geelong : Deakin University Press , 1987 pg. 130
  • Appears in:
    y Inner Cities : Australian Women's Memory of Place Drusilla Modjeska (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1989 Z21678 1989 anthology poetry short story prose biography travel Ringwood : Penguin , 1989 pg. 241-242
  • Appears in:
    y Made in Australia : An Anthology of Writing Jim Kable (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1990 Z479759 1990 anthology short story poetry prose biography criticism Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1990 pg. 18
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    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 305-306
  • Appears in:
    y Neighbours : Multicultural Writing of the 1980s Ronald Frederick Holt (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 Z194854 1991 anthology short story poetry prose biography humour This collection of Australian multicultural writing is comprised of 26 short stories and two brief prose pieces written or first published in the 1980s (ix). The general theme is immigrant experience and the work is organized loosely in five thematic sections: Rejections; Transitions; Worlds Between; Generations; Connections. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 pg. 30-31
  • Appears in:
    y Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry Rose Lucas (editor), Lyn McCredden (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z219096 1996 anthology poetry criticism extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 154
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Mosaic : An Anthology of Multicultural Writing Sonia Mycak (editor), Chris Baker (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1997 Z822910 1997 anthology poetry drama prose extract Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1997 pg. 24-25
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 40
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 334-335
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    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 1225
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 77
  • Appears in:
    y Indigo Book of Australian Prose Poems Michael Byrne (editor), Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2011 Z1731936 2011 anthology poetry Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2011 pg. 108
  • Appears in:
    y Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 81
Language: Chinese
  • Appears in:
    y Hua Lian Shi Bao The United Chinese Times 9 October 1993 Z1864550 1993 periodical issue 1993

Works about this Work

‘English’ in the Australian Curriculum: English Robert Dixon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 1 2012; (p. 19-25)
'The author has been a consultant to the national curriculum process from its beginnings in 2008, first with the interim National Curriculum Board (NCB) and then with the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA). In this paper he offers an overview of how the English curriculum was developed, outlines some of the issues that proved to be most difficult and even controversial during the consultation period, then looks briefly at the English curriculum itself to reflect on how he thinks teachers might use it to develop their teaching materials. Finally, he returns to some of the differences that emerged between school and university teachers of English during the consultation phase and suggests some of the ways in which current academic research might contribute to curriculum content. The author argues that these differences raise what are essentially institutional problems that might best be addressed by improving the relationships between our respective peak professional bodies. (Author abstract)
Echoes of Modern Australia: The Writings of Fay Zwicky and Ania Walwicz N. Bindu , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and India : Interconnections : Identity, Representation, Belonging 2006; (p. 249-256)
Ania Walwicz : Mapping Australia's Changing Geography on the Page Paloma Fresno Calleja , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Changing Geographies : Essays on Australia 2001; (p. 193-202)
Nurturers Turned Nasty? Australian Women Satirists Dennis Haskell , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetic Satire 1995; (p. 44-67)
Echoes of Modern Australia: The Writings of Fay Zwicky and Ania Walwicz N. Bindu , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia and India : Interconnections : Identity, Representation, Belonging 2006; (p. 249-256)
Nurturers Turned Nasty? Australian Women Satirists Dennis Haskell , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Poetic Satire 1995; (p. 44-67)
‘English’ in the Australian Curriculum: English Robert Dixon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 1 2012; (p. 19-25)
'The author has been a consultant to the national curriculum process from its beginnings in 2008, first with the interim National Curriculum Board (NCB) and then with the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA). In this paper he offers an overview of how the English curriculum was developed, outlines some of the issues that proved to be most difficult and even controversial during the consultation period, then looks briefly at the English curriculum itself to reflect on how he thinks teachers might use it to develop their teaching materials. Finally, he returns to some of the differences that emerged between school and university teachers of English during the consultation phase and suggests some of the ways in which current academic research might contribute to curriculum content. The author argues that these differences raise what are essentially institutional problems that might best be addressed by improving the relationships between our respective peak professional bodies. (Author abstract)
Ania Walwicz : Mapping Australia's Changing Geography on the Page Paloma Fresno Calleja , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Changing Geographies : Essays on Australia 2001; (p. 193-202)
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