Ode / `Goodbye Memory' single work   poetry   "Goodbye memory & you my distances"
Issue Details: First known date: 1980 1980
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  • Appears in:
    y Stalin's Holidays : Poems John Forbes , Glebe : Transit Poetry Allbooks Distribution , 1980 Z220898 1980 selected work poetry Glebe : Transit Poetry Allbooks Distribution , 1980 pg. 36
  • Appears in:
    y The Younger Australian Poets Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1983 Z52999 1983 anthology poetry Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1983 pg. 186-187
  • 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. 186
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    y New and Selected Poems John Forbes , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z561968 1992 selected work poetry Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 pg. 50
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems : 1970-1998 John Forbes , Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2001 Z899702 2001 collected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2001 pg. 54
  • Appears in:
    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. 1191
Last amended 29 Mar 2011
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