Pear Days in Queensland single work   poetry   "Days of pear-madness, nights of pear-murder we spent"
  • Author: Geoffrey Lehmann http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lehmann-geoffrey
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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Notes

  • Dedication: for James Wansfell, on whose article this poem is based

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry 1970 Rodney Hall (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970 Z544788 1970 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970 pg. 45-47
  • Appears in:
    y Conversation with a Rider Geoffrey Lehmann , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1972 Z341441 1972 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1972 pg. 54-55
  • 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. 449-451
  • Appears in:
    y Gesture of a Hand David Malouf (editor), Artarmon : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1975 Z1241655 1975 anthology poetry Artarmon : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1975 pg. 21-3
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Geoffrey Lehmann , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 Z340652 1976 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 pg. 107-108
  • Appears in:
    y Poems from The Age, 1967-79 R. A. Simpson , Melbourne : Hyland House , 1979 Z9558 1979 anthology poetry Melbourne : Hyland House , 1979 pg. 66-67
  • Appears in:
    y My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z1067493 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 425-426
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 328-330
  • 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. 263-265
  • Appears in:
    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. 682-684
    Note: With first line: Days of pear-murder, nights of pear-madness we spent
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