When I'm Called 'a Human'... single work   poetry   "I'm in a small room with a German woman"
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. 83-84
  • Appears in:
    y New Music : An Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2001 Z823311 2001 anthology poetry (taught in 4 units) Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 2001 pg. 10-11
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