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Issue Details: First known date: 1980 1980
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  • Appears in:
    y The Golden Apples of the Sun : Twentieth Century Australian Poetry Chris Wallace-Crabbe (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 Z62463 1980 anthology poetry Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1980 pg. 172-173
  • Appears in:
    y The Emotions Are Not Skilled Workers : Poems Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1980 Z62565 1980 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1980 pg. 37-38
  • 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. 115-116
  • 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. 827-828
  • Appears in:
    y New and Selected Poems Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Manchester : Carcanet , 2013 Z1932860 2013 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2013 pg. 161-162

Works about this Work

Chris Wallace-Crabbe Barbara Williams (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Ariel , April vol. 21 no. 2 1990; (p. 77-90) In Other Words : Interviews with Australian Poets 1998; (p. 243-254, notes 279)
Chris Wallace-Crabbe Barbara Williams (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Ariel , April vol. 21 no. 2 1990; (p. 77-90) In Other Words : Interviews with Australian Poets 1998; (p. 243-254, notes 279)
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