Courland Penders : Going Home single work   poetry   "At the end of the road are stone posts, two either side of"
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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  • In Twelve Poets the date 1970 is printed after the poem, suggesting that this is the date it was written.

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y Courland Penders : Coming Home Ronald Corlette-Theuil , London : Austin &​ Macauley , 2014 7418861 2014 single work criticism

'Michael Dransfield was one of the most widely read poets of his generation. He was prolific, producing over a thousand poems in his short life, which ended tragically in 1973. This book concentrates on one of his most tangible creations - Courland Penders, his imaginary ancestral home somewhere in rural Australia. The ghostly house and its grounds recall the glory of the past, but they are also Dransfield's way of placing himself in space and time, then and now. To illustrate how this fictitious country estate came into being, the author uses analysis of the Courland Penders poems coupled with an informed and researched social history of the actual places where both he and the poet once lived, on the shores of Botany Bay. In gradual overlays, ghosts from Michael Dransfield's childhood Sydney appear amid trees, sandy grasslands, dusty corners, curtains and windows, while a heavy door opens to a parallel reality."' (Publication summary)

y Courland Penders : Coming Home Ronald Corlette-Theuil , London : Austin &​ Macauley , 2014 7418861 2014 single work criticism

'Michael Dransfield was one of the most widely read poets of his generation. He was prolific, producing over a thousand poems in his short life, which ended tragically in 1973. This book concentrates on one of his most tangible creations - Courland Penders, his imaginary ancestral home somewhere in rural Australia. The ghostly house and its grounds recall the glory of the past, but they are also Dransfield's way of placing himself in space and time, then and now. To illustrate how this fictitious country estate came into being, the author uses analysis of the Courland Penders poems coupled with an informed and researched social history of the actual places where both he and the poet once lived, on the shores of Botany Bay. In gradual overlays, ghosts from Michael Dransfield's childhood Sydney appear amid trees, sandy grasslands, dusty corners, curtains and windows, while a heavy door opens to a parallel reality."' (Publication summary)

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