Four Poems for Joan sequence   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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Double Bed i "Hard nipple studded into my palm,", Eric Rolls , 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Selected Poems 1990; (p. 85-86) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 527)
Death i "Joan's laughter surely must have startled death.", Eric Rolls , 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Selected Poems 1990; (p. 85) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 527)
Going to Bed i "She undresses unconsciously although she knows I watch", Eric Rolls , 1980 single work poetry
— Appears in: Overland , December no. 82 1980; (p. 15) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 526-527) Selected Poems 1990; (p. 84)
Last Kiss i "Kissing her kisses to take with her, where?", Eric Rolls , 1985 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Magazine , 28-29 September 1985; (p. 2) Selected Poems 1990; (p. 86) The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets 2003; (p. 56) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 527-528)

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  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Eric Rolls , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z180212 1990 selected work poetry humour North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 84-86
  • 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. 526-528
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