Quince single work   poetry   "The promise of its scent proved false each year:"
  • Author: Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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  • Extensively revised in Poems 1980-2008. First line reads: 'That tree's perfume took heaven in. And us:'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y An Inflection of Silence and Other Poems Christopher Pollnitz (editor), Newcastle : University of Newcastle , 1986 Z102419 1986 anthology poetry Newcastle : University of Newcastle , 1986 pg. 92
  • Appears in:
    y Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.11 Elaine Golding (editor), Peter McFarlane (editor), Unley : Friendly Street Poets , 1987 Z212904 1987 anthology poetry Unley : Friendly Street Poets , 1987 pg. 89
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    y Images from the Flame : An Anthology of Poetry from the Bethany Women's Centre for Creative Spirituality Jo Armour (editor), Margaret Cain (editor), Diane Fahey (editor), Cumberland Park : Bethany Women's Centre , 1990 Z210262 1990 anthology poetry Cumberland Park : Bethany Women's Centre , 1990
  • Appears in:
    y Blackberry Season Jan Owen , Canberra : Molonglo Press , 1993 Z123907 1993 selected work poetry Canberra : Molonglo Press , 1993 pg. 25
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 155-156
  • Appears in:
    y Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 27
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