The Cuttlefish Bone single work   poetry   "She picks it up, knowing it floats,"
  • Author: Mark O'Connor http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/o-connor-mark
Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Cuttle Bone
Notes:
Minor title and textual variations appear in texts
  • Appears in:
    y Poetry in Pictures : The Great Barrier Reef Mark O'Connor , Neville Coleman (illustrator), Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1985 Z389087 1985 selected work poetry Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1985 pg. 28-29
  • Appears in:
    y The Border Issue : Hiroshima 40th Anniversary Edition 1985 Z1266788 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 33 - 34
    Note: Version commences with lines 'The cuttlefish bone/is like lard solidified/in a stippled mould.'
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Mark O'Connor , Sydney : Hale and Iremonger Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland , 1986 Z371097 1986 selected work poetry Sydney : Hale and Iremonger Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, James Cook University of North Queensland , 1986 pg. 118-119
  • Appears in:
    y Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 Mark O'Connor , Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1990 Z232743 1990 selected work poetry Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1990 pg. 99
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 186-187
  • Appears in:
    y The Olive Tree : Collected Poems 1972-2000 Mark O'Connor , Alexandria : Hale and Iremonger , 2000 Z764696 2000 selected work poetry Alexandria : Hale and Iremonger , 2000 pg. 60
    Note: With title: A Cuttlefish Bone
  • Appears in:
    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. 763-764
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