y Bitter Suite selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Jacqui.
  • Author's note: Some of these poems also formed part of 'Disaffections', a writers' performance by Marcella Polain, Mark Reid and Mike Williams for the Perth Artrage Festival 1993.
  • Epigraph: even as he will forever waver / precise as hell is, precise / as any words, or wagon / can be made (Charles Olson)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Wollongong, Wollongong area, Illawarra, South Coast, New South Wales,: Five Islands Press , 1995 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
(prologue/ a slaughterman's tea-break)i"As the bored initials of school-boys", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 5)
The Back Seat of my Kerouac, Mark Reid , 1995 sequence poetry (p. 5-12)
(road-house)i"He'd heard stories,", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 6)
(pop)i"He hunches over the radio's lit face,", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 7)
(nostalgia)i"This is a model of arrival -", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 8)
(valentine)i"He'd heard of disappearances,", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 9)
(van gogh with gun)i"From the back of a ute an acnied youth", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 10)
(shift)i"Changing down for the bridge,", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 11)
(epilogue/the death of theatre)i"The wrecked Holden resembles all that", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 12)
(Escapology)i"There is no nice way to put it.", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 13)
Houdini, Mark Reid , 1995 single work sequence poetry (p. 13-24)
(An Inverse Acquarium)i"The room is measured", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 14)
(Allegory)i"Beatrice dresses in the small room", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 15)
(Why I Am Not)i"If I were a painter", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 16)
(Rule 1)i"Always check the EXITS.", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 17)
(Material Lies)i"She is alternate,", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 18)
(The Dylan Thomas Brackets)i"Do not go gentle, in the labyrinthine", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 19)
(Fait Accompli)i"I have grasped the thread,", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 20)
(Statement in Response to Certain Allegations)i"Cheat Death?", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 21)
(Reflex)i"As they winch me out & let me", Mark Reid , 1995 single work poetry (p. 22)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Shane McCauley , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1995 and January vol. 10 no. 3 1996; (p. 18)

— Review of Bitter Suite Mark Reid 1995 selected work poetry
Poetry in Search of Religion Jim Tulip , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1996; (p. 117-125)

— Review of Mind in Need of a Desert Alec Choate 1995 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems : 1956-1994 Chris Wallace-Crabbe 1995 selected work poetry ; Bitter Suite Mark Reid 1995 selected work poetry ; Ultimately Female Sue L. Nicholls 1995 selected work poetry ; Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin Peter Minter 1995 selected work poetry ; Hair and Skin and Teeth Lisa Jacobson 1995 selected work poetry ; Zoetrope : We See Us Moving M. T. C. Cronin 1995 selected work poetry ; Whisper Dark Karen Attard 1995 selected work poetry ; The Present Tense Gwen Harwood 1995 selected work short story poetry prose ; Making Country Barrett Reid 1995 selected work poetry ; Eating the Sun Lawrence Bourke 1995 selected work poetry
A New Series from Five Islands Press Ivor Indyk , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 179 1996; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Whisper Dark Karen Attard 1995 selected work poetry ; Bitter Suite Mark Reid 1995 selected work poetry ; Ultimately Female Sue L. Nicholls 1995 selected work poetry ; Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin Peter Minter 1995 selected work poetry ; Hair and Skin and Teeth Lisa Jacobson 1995 selected work poetry ; Zoetrope : We See Us Moving M. T. C. Cronin 1995 selected work poetry
Untitled Shane McCauley , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1995 and January vol. 10 no. 3 1996; (p. 18)

— Review of Bitter Suite Mark Reid 1995 selected work poetry
Poetry in Search of Religion Jim Tulip , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1996; (p. 117-125)

— Review of Mind in Need of a Desert Alec Choate 1995 selected work poetry ; Selected Poems : 1956-1994 Chris Wallace-Crabbe 1995 selected work poetry ; Bitter Suite Mark Reid 1995 selected work poetry ; Ultimately Female Sue L. Nicholls 1995 selected work poetry ; Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin Peter Minter 1995 selected work poetry ; Hair and Skin and Teeth Lisa Jacobson 1995 selected work poetry ; Zoetrope : We See Us Moving M. T. C. Cronin 1995 selected work poetry ; Whisper Dark Karen Attard 1995 selected work poetry ; The Present Tense Gwen Harwood 1995 selected work short story poetry prose ; Making Country Barrett Reid 1995 selected work poetry ; Eating the Sun Lawrence Bourke 1995 selected work poetry
A New Series from Five Islands Press Ivor Indyk , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 179 1996; (p. 45-46)

— Review of Whisper Dark Karen Attard 1995 selected work poetry ; Bitter Suite Mark Reid 1995 selected work poetry ; Ultimately Female Sue L. Nicholls 1995 selected work poetry ; Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin Peter Minter 1995 selected work poetry ; Hair and Skin and Teeth Lisa Jacobson 1995 selected work poetry ; Zoetrope : We See Us Moving M. T. C. Cronin 1995 selected work poetry
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