y Bell-Birds single work   poetry   "By channels of coolness the echoes are calling,"
  • Author: Henry Kendall http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/kendall-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1867 1867
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  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 25 November 1867 Z1765785 1867 newspaper issue 1867 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y Leaves from Australian Forests Henry Kendall , Melbourne : George Robertson , 1869 Z241095 1869 selected work poetry Melbourne : George Robertson , 1869 pg. 45-47
  • Appears in:
    y Colonial Monthly : An Australian Magazine May 1869 Z1765709 1869 periodical issue 1869 pg. 207-208
  • Appears in:
    y A Century of Australian Song Douglas Sladen (editor), London : Walter Scott Publishers , 1888 Z475202 1888 anthology poetry London : Walter Scott Publishers , 1888 pg. 264-265
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    y School Paper for Class IV vol. 103 September 1906 Z1616484 1906 periodical issue 1906 pg. 121-122
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    y The School Paper for Grades VII and VIII no. 167 September 1913 Z1557202 1913 periodical issue children's 1913 pg. 134
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry London : Oxford University Press , 1918 pg. 36-38
  • Appears in:
    y The School Paper : Grades V and VI no. 256 January 1920 Z1655433 1920 periodical issue 1920 pg. v-vi
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australasian Verse London : Oxford University Press , 1924 pg. 25-26
  • Appears in:
    y Selections from the Australian Poets Bertram Stevens (editor), George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1913 Z521150 1913 anthology poetry Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing , 1925 pg. 79-80
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 pg. 56-57
  • Appears in:
    y The School Paper : Grades V and VI no. 368 March 1930 Z1462184 1930 periodical issue 1930 pg. 26-27
    • 1930-1939 .
      Extent: 1 ms. score ([3] p.)p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • For voice and piano
      • Musical setting of Kendall's poem.

      Holdings

      Held at: National Library of Australia
      Local Id: MUS N mbb 783.242 M745
  • Appears in:
    y Victorian Readers : Sixth Book Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1929 Z1417043 1929 anthology poetry prose children's fiction essay extract Melbourne : Victoria Education Department , 1940 pg. 59-60
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australasian Verse Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1945 pg. 24-25
  • Appears in:
    y The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse Walter Murdoch (editor), London : Oxford University Press , 1918 Z1021439 1918 anthology poetry A Book of Australian and New Zealand Verse Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1950 pg. 18-19
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Verse George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 6472657 1952 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 pg. 174-175
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z407547 1957 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 pg. 4-5
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Allans Music , 1958 .
      Alternative title: Bell-Birds : Two-Part Song
      Extent: 1 score (4 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • Words by Henry Kendall ; music by Richard Kent.
      • Allan's part-songs ; no. 722
  • Appears in:
    y From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z407973 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 73-74
  • Appears in:
    y The Poetical Works of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , Thomas Thornton Reed (editor), Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 Z571473 1966 selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography. Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia , 1966 pg. 83-84
  • Appears in:
    y Songs for All Seasons : 100 Poems for Young People Rosemary Dobson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 Z473676 1967 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1967 pg. 70-71
  • Appears in:
    y Bards in the Wilderness : Australian Colonial Poetry to 1920 Adrian Mitchell (editor), Brian Elliott (editor), Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 Z429552 1970 anthology poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1970 pg. 76
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 Z334403 1972 anthology poetry Selection of works by Australian poets from Charles Harpur (1813-1868) to Charles Buckmaster (b. 1951). Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 pg. 69-70
  • Appears in:
    y Australia Fair : Poems and Paintings Douglas Stewart (editor), Sydney : Ure Smith , 1974 Z392157 1974 anthology poetry Sydney : Ure Smith , 1974 pg. 12
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Colonial Poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 Z363730 1982 anthology poetry Milsons Point : Currawong , 1982 pg. 210-211
    Note: Incorrectly ascribed to Henry Lawson in this source.
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1982 .
      Alternative title: Bell-Birds, a Poem
      Extent: 6 leavesp.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Watercolours by John Caldwell.
      ISBN: 0207144761
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 30-31
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 pg. 27-28
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z219820 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 122-123
  • Appears in:
    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 pg. 50-51
  • Appears in:
    y Favourite Australian Poems Brookvale : Child and Associates , 1987 Z151325 1987 anthology poetry extract Brookvale : Child and Associates , 1987 pg. 6-8
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems of Henry Kendall Henry Kendall , T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1957 Z407547 1957 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1988 pg. 4-5
  • Appears in:
    y Cross-Country : A Book of Australian Verse John Barnes (editor), Brian McFarlane (editor), Richmond : Heinemann , 1984 Z900285 1984 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1988 pg. 27-28
  • Appears in:
    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 53
  • Appears in:
    y A Treasury of Bush Verse G. A. Wilkes (editor), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z61919 1991 anthology poetry humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 pg. 32-33
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Book of 19th Century Australian Literature Michael Ackland (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 Z203182 1993 anthology short story poetry extract prose criticism biography humour satire crime Ringwood : Penguin , 1993 pg. 23-24
  • Appears in:
    y Henry Kendall : Poetry, Prose and Selected Correspondence Henry Kendall , Michael Ackland (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z85494 1993 selected work prose poetry correspondence St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 31-32
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Literature Hoju munhak chonjip Ch'oe Chin-yong (editor), Cynthia Van Den Driesen (editor), Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 Z994880 1995 anthology poetry short story Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 pg. 11-12
    • Batemans Bay, Batemans Bay area, Far South Coast, South Coast, New South Wales,: Dave Wood , 1995 .
      Extent: 1 broadsidep.
      Description: col. ill.
      Note/s:
      • Calligraphy and art work by Dave Wood.
  • Appears in:
    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996 pg. 30-31
  • Appears in:
    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 50-51
  • Appears in:
    y Little Book of Birds Julie Stokes (editor), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1999 Z69397 1999 anthology poetry Canberra : National Library of Australia , 1999 pg. 2-3
    • Grosvenor Place, Sydney City, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Australian Music Centre , 1999 .
      Extent: 1 score (8 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • Copyright 1993.
      • 'Title and words from the poem "Bell-Birds" by Henry Kendall (1841-1882)'.
      • For soprano with piano accompaniment.
      • Musical setting of Kendall's poem.
    • Indooroopilly, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: Stephen Leek Music , 2000 .
      Extent: 1 score (8 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • Musical setting of Kendall's poem.
      • For SA choir and piano.
  • Appears in:
    y Classic Australian Verse Maggie Pinkney (editor), Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 Z864790 2001 anthology poetry Noble Park : Five Mile Press , 2001 pg. 37-38
  • Appears in:
    y Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 Z1266972 2004 anthology poetry Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 pg. 78-79
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: www.poetrylibrary.edu.au (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-
    • Taren Point, Caringbah - Cronulla area, Sutherland area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Alfred Publishing , 2004 .
      Extent: 1 score (7 p.)p.
      Note/s:
      • Music by Colin Brumby ; words by Henry Kendall.
      • For chorus (two-part) and piano.
      ISBN: 1875709444
  • Appears in:
    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Kathrine Bell (editor), Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 Z1472336 2007 anthology poetry Smithfield : Gary Allen , 2007 pg. 33
  • Appears in:
    y An Anthology of Australian Poetry to 1920 John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 Z1908582 2007 anthology poetry column prose Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library , 2007 pg. 181
  • Appears in:
    y 100 Australian Poems You Need to Know Jamie Grant (editor), Prahran : Hardie Grant Books , 2008 Z1545298 2008 anthology poetry Prahran : Hardie Grant Books , 2008 pg. 32-33
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 65-67
  • 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. 148-149
  • Appears in:
    y 60 Classic Australian Poems for Children Chris Cheng (editor), Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009 Z1656747 2009 anthology poetry children's

    'The 60 poems in this collection appear in their original, or near original, form and are wide-ranging in their subject matter: animals, the countryside, the struggle of bush life, early transport, sport, growing old, being young and having fun with words! But whether they are humorous, serious or playful, they are simply a joy to read!

    'No matter if we grew up reciting these classic poems at school, quote from them on important occasions or are meeting them for the first time, there is no doubt that these classic poems embody what it is to be Australian.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Sydney : Random House Australia , 2009
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 43-44

Works about this Work

May in September : Australian Literature as Anglophone Alternative Nicholas Birns , 2000-2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 112-132) Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 112-132)
Nicholas Birns considers that attractions of Australian literary studies for overseas scholars. In the second part of his essay, Birns offers close readings of several of Gerald Murnane's short stories to argue that paying 'heed to Australian writing can vividly and unpredictably renovate 'English' as a discipline' (128).
Aspects of Kendall's Pastoral Muse Carmel Gaffney , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 150-164)
In the First Place [1-2 August 1992] Barry Oakley , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 1-2 August 1992; (p. 6)
Landscape at the Edge of a Promise : Australian Romanticism and John Shaw Neilson Dennis Haskell , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meridian , October vol. 9 no. 2 1990; (p. 133-142) Imagining Romanticism : Essays on English and Australian Romanticisms 1992; (p. 203-215)
Ballad and Lyric in Australian Poetry Nelson Wattie , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 1987; (p. 68-76)
Bell-Birds i "The story comes out", Gwen Melvaine , 1983 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Oz Shrink Lit. 1983; (p. 13) The Flight of the Emu : Contemporary Light Verse 1990; (p. 65)
The Rhetoric of Australian Poetry James McAuley , 1976 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 36 no. 1 1976; (p. 3-23) Blaiklock Memorial Lectures, 1971-1981: Lectures by A.D. Hope...[et al] 1981; (p. 71-92) James McAuley : Poetry, Essays and Personal Commentary 1988; (p. 98-116)
Commentary : Nature Notes James McAuley , 1975 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 19 no. 7 1975; (p. 25-26)
Commentary : More About Kendall's Bell-Birds James McAuley , 1975 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 19 no. 9 1975; (p. 69)
Harpur's Notes and Kendall's Bell Birds Elizabeth Perkins , 1972 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 5 no. 3 1972; (p. 277-284) Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 139-149)
The Radiant Dream : Notes on Henry Kendall Adrian Mitchell , 1969 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 4 no. 2 1969; (p. 99-114) Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 37-53)
Mitchell looks to Kendall's poetry for a "system of images that amount to a loose poetic philosophy, an attitude of mind that is formulated emotionally rather than logically, but in any case consistently". Mitchell detects an observer who occupies a middle (dream-like) state beside a stream between differents poles such as real/ideal and city/forest. Although the observer seeks but can't find the source of this stream, he gains the ability to believe in poetic vision--the radiant dream. Mitchell argues that all of Kendall's poetry shows a progression towards the acceptance of this ability.
Kendall and His "Bell-Birds" Hilton Barton , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Realist , Autumn no. 18 1965; (p. 32-34)
Kendall Pilgrimage Eileen O'Neill , 1936 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 May vol. 8 no. 5 1936; (p. 77)
Report of the pilgrimage to Kendall's daughter Lizzie Araluen's grave 19 April 1936.
The Student's Page W. J. G. , 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 7 August vol. 1 no. 4 1931; (p. 20)
W. J. G. compares several Australian poems with well-known English poems that deal with similar topics.
Kendall and His "Bell-Birds" Hilton Barton , 1965 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Realist , Autumn no. 18 1965; (p. 32-34)
Kendall Pilgrimage Eileen O'Neill , 1936 single work column
— Appears in: All About Books , 12 May vol. 8 no. 5 1936; (p. 77)
Report of the pilgrimage to Kendall's daughter Lizzie Araluen's grave 19 April 1936.
May in September : Australian Literature as Anglophone Alternative Nicholas Birns , 2000-2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Issues in Australian Literature 2002; (p. 112-132) Australian Studies , Winter vol. 15 no. 2 2002; (p. 112-132)
Nicholas Birns considers that attractions of Australian literary studies for overseas scholars. In the second part of his essay, Birns offers close readings of several of Gerald Murnane's short stories to argue that paying 'heed to Australian writing can vividly and unpredictably renovate 'English' as a discipline' (128).
The Student's Page W. J. G. , 1931 single work criticism
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 7 August vol. 1 no. 4 1931; (p. 20)
W. J. G. compares several Australian poems with well-known English poems that deal with similar topics.
Aspects of Kendall's Pastoral Muse Carmel Gaffney , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 150-164)
Bell-Birds i "The story comes out", Gwen Melvaine , 1983 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Oz Shrink Lit. 1983; (p. 13) The Flight of the Emu : Contemporary Light Verse 1990; (p. 65)
Commentary : Nature Notes James McAuley , 1975 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 19 no. 7 1975; (p. 25-26)
Landscape at the Edge of a Promise : Australian Romanticism and John Shaw Neilson Dennis Haskell , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meridian , October vol. 9 no. 2 1990; (p. 133-142) Imagining Romanticism : Essays on English and Australian Romanticisms 1992; (p. 203-215)
Commentary : More About Kendall's Bell-Birds James McAuley , 1975 single work column
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 19 no. 9 1975; (p. 69)
In the First Place [1-2 August 1992] Barry Oakley , 1992 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 1-2 August 1992; (p. 6)
Harpur's Notes and Kendall's Bell Birds Elizabeth Perkins , 1972 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 5 no. 3 1972; (p. 277-284) Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 139-149)
The Radiant Dream : Notes on Henry Kendall Adrian Mitchell , 1969 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 4 no. 2 1969; (p. 99-114) Henry Kendall : The Muse of Australia 1992; (p. 37-53)
Mitchell looks to Kendall's poetry for a "system of images that amount to a loose poetic philosophy, an attitude of mind that is formulated emotionally rather than logically, but in any case consistently". Mitchell detects an observer who occupies a middle (dream-like) state beside a stream between differents poles such as real/ideal and city/forest. Although the observer seeks but can't find the source of this stream, he gains the ability to believe in poetic vision--the radiant dream. Mitchell argues that all of Kendall's poetry shows a progression towards the acceptance of this ability.
The Rhetoric of Australian Poetry James McAuley , 1976 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 36 no. 1 1976; (p. 3-23) Blaiklock Memorial Lectures, 1971-1981: Lectures by A.D. Hope...[et al] 1981; (p. 71-92) James McAuley : Poetry, Essays and Personal Commentary 1988; (p. 98-116)
Ballad and Lyric in Australian Poetry Nelson Wattie , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Commonwealth , Autumn vol. 10 no. 1 1987; (p. 68-76)
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