Wayang single work   poetry   "Leave the too tightly rolled cigarette"
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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  • Appears in:
    y Anachronism John Mateer , South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1997 Z298729 1997 selected work poetry

    In his second collection Mateer's work ranges through lyrics of sudden insight to long performative poems of grieving. A questioning of communication, despair and love in its various forms combine with memories, perception and present exxperiences, making for poems that engage daily life with an awareness of the philosophic and historic. Concentrating on Perth, Mateer's vision records the blurry worlds of private and public space, of common and individual solitude, while attempting their dissolution. His tone is usually insistent and his strenuous voice, like his use of vivid and often disturbing images, allows him to write with an urgency that is confronting and uncompromising. (From a preliminary page of the work).

    South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1997
    pg. 50
  • Appears in:
    y Poems John Mateer , Medan : Australia Centre Medan , 1999 Z1239910 1999 selected work poetry Poems included in this collection were previously published in Anachronism. Medan : Australia Centre Medan , 1999 pg. 2
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