Ode to Salted Mutton Birds single work   poetry   "Mutton birds! I like em"
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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  • Appears in:
    y Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry Kevin Gilbert (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1988 Z372806 1988 anthology poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'Inside Black Australia', is the first anthology of Aboriginal poetry to be published, it contains 150 poems by more than 40 Aboriginal writers and poets.

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1988
    pg. 104
  • Appears in:
    y The Spirit of Kuti Kina : Tasmanian Aboriginal Poetry Jim Everett (editor), Karen Brown (editor), Hobart : Eumarrah Publications , 1990 Z340777 1990 anthology poetry Hobart : Eumarrah Publications , 1990 pg. 29
  • Appears in:
    y Spirit Song : A Collection of Aboriginal Poetry Lorraine Mafi-Williams , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993 Z430576 1993 anthology poetry

    'In this collection of contemporary poems for children, thirty-five Aboriginal poets write about what it means to be Aboriginal today. Many of the poems reflect the anger, despair and determination of a people dispossessed of their land and denied justice. Some poets recall the spirituality and culture of their ancestors. Still others look with hope to the future...' (Source: Back cover)

    Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993
    pg. 21
  • Appears in:
    y River of Verse : A Tasmanian Journey 1800-2004 Helen Gee (editor), Buckland : Back River Press , 2004 Z1174411 2004 anthology poetry lyric/song extract Buckland : Back River Press , 2004 pg. 120-121
    Note: The poem's first line in this collection reads: 'Mutton birds! I like 'em, I'll eat 'em any way,'
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