If I Had a Gun single work   poetry   "I'd shoot the man who pulled up slowly in his hot car this morning"
  • Author: Gig Ryan http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ryan-gig
Issue Details: First known date: 1980 1980
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Division of Anger : Poems Gig Ryan , Glebe : Transit Poetry Allbooks Distribution , 1980 Z109306 1980 selected work poetry Glebe : Transit Poetry Allbooks Distribution , 1980 pg. 51-52
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    y Off the Record TT. O , Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 Z341498 1985 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1985 pg. 46-47
  • Appears in:
    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. 247-248
  • Appears in:
    y Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology John Leonard (editor), Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 Z361533 1990 anthology poetry humour war literature Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 pg. 209-210
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 439-441
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    y The Sting in the Wattle : Australian Satirical Verse Philip Neilsen (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z375066 1993 anthology poetry correspondence extract satire humour war literature St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 261-262
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Women's Verse Susan Lever (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z566500 1995 anthology poetry biography South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 pg. 225-227
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    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. 176-177
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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. 1283-1285
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 984-986
Alternative title: jiaru wo you yiganqiang
Language: Chinese

Works about this Work

Ratbag’s Polemic Astrid Lorange , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 41 2013;
Knife-Edge : The Poetry of Gig Ryan Rose Lucas , Lyn McCredden , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 50 1996; (p. 169-180) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 184-194)
Haranguing Offence Frank Devine , 1994 single work prose
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 16-17 July 1994; (p. 52)
Ratbag’s Polemic Astrid Lorange , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , no. 41 2013;
Haranguing Offence Frank Devine , 1994 single work prose
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 16-17 July 1994; (p. 52)
Knife-Edge : The Poetry of Gig Ryan Rose Lucas , Lyn McCredden , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 50 1996; (p. 169-180) Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry 1996; (p. 184-194)
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