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Issue Details: First known date: 1961 1961
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Notes

  • Selections from each poet preceded by brief biography and bibliography. Poems are followed by Either "The Poet Speaks" or "A friend or son or wife etc. of the Poet Speaks."

Contents

* Contents derived from the Adelaide, South Australia,: Rigby , 1961 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Clancy of the Overflowi"I had written him a letter which I had, for want of better", A. B. Paterson , 1889 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Shearing at Castlereaghi"The bell is set a-ringing, and the engine gives a toot,", A. B. Paterson , 1894 single work poetry A Ballad of Shearing (p. 2-3)
Johnson's Antidotei"Down along the Snakebite River, where the overlanders camp,", A. B. Paterson , 1895 single work poetry humour (p. 3-5)
Irish Lordsi"The clover burr was two feet high, and the billabongs were full,", C. H. Souter , 1901 single work poetry (p. 6)
Turn to the Grassi"Turn to the grass", Mary Gilmore , 1927 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Note: Author note: The text also includes a note under the title "The Poet Speaks": As to who I write, I just begin when I feel I want to write, and can say no more than that
Australiai"Last sea-thing dredged by sailor Time from Space,", Bernard O'Dowd , 1900 single work poetry (p. 9)
The Lights of Cobb and Co.i"Fire lighted, on the table a meal for sleepy men,", Henry Lawson , 1897 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
When Your Pants Begin to Goi"When you wear a cloudy collar and shirt that isn't white,", Henry Lawson , 1892 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
The Forest of Night : 1898-1902 : The Quest of Silence : 54i"Fire in the heavens, and fire along the hills,", Christopher Brennan , 1913-1939 single work poetry Fire in the Heavens Fire in the heavens, and fire along the hills (p. 13-14)
From the Gulfi"Store cattle from Nelanjie! The mob goes feeding past,", Will H. Ogilvie , 1895 single work poetry (p. 13-16)
King Barwoni"With tresses in disorder,", Will H. Ogilvie , 1902 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
The Sundowneri"I know not when this tiresome man", John Shaw Neilson , 1908 single work poetry (p. 19-20)
The Poor, Poor Country [2]i"Oh 'twas a poor country, in Autumn it was bare,", John Shaw Neilson , 1934 single work poetry (p. 21)
The Bridge across the Cricki"Joseph Jones and Peter Dawking", C. J. Dennis , 1913 single work poetry humour (p. 23-25)
A Song of Raini"Because a little vagrant wind veered south from China Sea;", C. J. Dennis , 1913-1915 single work poetry (p. 29)
The Shearer's Wifei"Before the glare o' dawn I rise", Louis Esson , 1918 single work poetry (p. 30)
Said Hanrahani"'We'll all be rooned,' said Hanrahan,", 'John O'Brien' , 1921 single work poetry humour (p. 31-34)
Around the Boree Logi"Oh, stick me in the old caboose this night of wind and rain,", 'John O'Brien' , 1913-1921 single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Note: illus. A family around a fireplace.
Johnnyi"By chance I heard some people say", Furnley Maurice , 1927 single work poetry (p. 36-37)
Progressi"They've builded wooden timber tracks,", Furnley Maurice , 1918 single work poetry (p. 37)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Seven Books of Verse Philip Martin , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Autumn vol. 6 no. 2 1962; (p. 89-94)

— Review of Time on Fire Thomas Shapcott 1961 selected work poetry ; Australian Poets Speak 1961 anthology poetry criticism ; The Best Poems of Hugh McCrae Hugh McCrae 1961 selected work poetry ; Dark Wind Blowing Val Vallis 1961 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems of Kenneth Mackenzie Kenneth Mackenzie 1961 selected work poetry ; Nightmares and Sunhorses J. S. Manifold 1961 selected work poetry
Poetry Chronicle A. D. Moody , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 20 no. 4 1961; (p. 492-508)

— Review of Borrow the Spring : Poems Amy Cumpston 1961 selected work poetry ; Australian Poets Speak 1961 anthology poetry criticism ; Australian Poetry 1960 1960 anthology poetry
Seven Books of Verse Philip Martin , 1962 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , Autumn vol. 6 no. 2 1962; (p. 89-94)

— Review of Time on Fire Thomas Shapcott 1961 selected work poetry ; Australian Poets Speak 1961 anthology poetry criticism ; The Best Poems of Hugh McCrae Hugh McCrae 1961 selected work poetry ; Dark Wind Blowing Val Vallis 1961 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems of Kenneth Mackenzie Kenneth Mackenzie 1961 selected work poetry ; Nightmares and Sunhorses J. S. Manifold 1961 selected work poetry
Poetry Chronicle A. D. Moody , 1961 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , December vol. 20 no. 4 1961; (p. 492-508)

— Review of Borrow the Spring : Poems Amy Cumpston 1961 selected work poetry ; Australian Poets Speak 1961 anthology poetry criticism ; Australian Poetry 1960 1960 anthology poetry
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