Image courtesy of Magabala Books
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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'Rimfire is the powerful work of three Indigenous poets, who speak of the common experience of Aboriginal people as well as the universal themes of love, life and loss. Rising from the black underbelly of a country that has systematically dispossessed the Indigenous, these poems echo with the call for justice, inclusion and equality.' (Publisher's note, 2000 edition)

Notes

  • Rimfire consists of three selections of poetry by the authors Romaine Moreton, Alf Taylor and Michael J. Smith. The selections by Moreton and Taylor are in effect a republication of their previously published works The Callused Stick of Wanting (Moreton), and Singer Songwriter (Taylor), albeit with some of the poems appearing here in a different order. The selection of Smith's poems titled 'Calling Thought' appears not to have been previously published.
  • Contains: Three individually titled sections:

    • 'The Callused Stick of Wanting' (Moreton), including biography, author's note, and dedication.
    • 'Singer Songwriter' (Taylor), including biography, publisher's note, and dedication.
    • 'Calling Thought' (Smith), including biography and dedication.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Time for Dreamingi"Where the shadows fall as the sun rises", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 1)
Sanguinei"Life has become a precious thing", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 2)
The First Sini"He was guilty of the first sin -", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Mr Slave Mentalityi"Ten Times Out of Nine", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
Day For The Dogi"I sit here,", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Love Infectedi"Your skin", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 9)
Dear Siss, Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work short story (p. 10-11)
The Naked Mooni"The moon slapped her face", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Diamonds on My Platei"A beat in time", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
The Callused Stick of Wantingi"The black man's hand that grappled", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 16)
Pretty Little China Dollsi"Pretty little china dolls", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Poor Man's Wisdomi"The common politician, small town education, experiencing", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 19)
Corners of Her Mindi"Previously unoccupied corners of her mind", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 20)
Ode to Barbiei"I never had a barbie doll complex", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 21-25)
The Things I Never Knew About You : Mei"I think it is with much regret", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 26)
Forgive and Forgeti"Sometimes images just fade", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 27)
My Tellurian Grandfatheri"Harmony escaped", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Unioni"When the wave of instant like", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 30)
Hatred's Shadowi"Enforced cultural obsolescence", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 30)
Genocide is Never Justifiedi"And the past was open to gross misinterpretation", Romaine Moreton , 1995 single work poetry (p. 31-32)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2000 .
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: x,171p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 1875641599 (pbk), 9781875641598 (pbk)

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collecively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

Social Protest and Beyond in Australian Indigenous Poetry : Romaine Moreton, Alf Taylor and Michael J. Smith Danica Cerce , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 143-149)
Untitled Max Richards , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 9 no. 4 2001; (p. 58)

— Review of Rimfire : Poetry from Aboriginal Australia Romaine Moreton Alf Taylor Michael J. Smith 2000 selected work poetry
An Angry Collection Michael Costigan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 224 2000; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Friendly Street Reader Number 24 2000 anthology poetry ; Rimfire : Poetry from Aboriginal Australia Romaine Moreton Alf Taylor Michael J. Smith 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 8 no. 3 2000; (p. 46)

— Review of Rimfire : Poetry from Aboriginal Australia Romaine Moreton Alf Taylor Michael J. Smith 2000 selected work poetry
An Angry Collection Michael Costigan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 224 2000; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Friendly Street Reader Number 24 2000 anthology poetry ; Rimfire : Poetry from Aboriginal Australia Romaine Moreton Alf Taylor Michael J. Smith 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Moira Robinson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 8 no. 3 2000; (p. 46)

— Review of Rimfire : Poetry from Aboriginal Australia Romaine Moreton Alf Taylor Michael J. Smith 2000 selected work poetry
Untitled Max Richards , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 9 no. 4 2001; (p. 58)

— Review of Rimfire : Poetry from Aboriginal Australia Romaine Moreton Alf Taylor Michael J. Smith 2000 selected work poetry
Social Protest and Beyond in Australian Indigenous Poetry : Romaine Moreton, Alf Taylor and Michael J. Smith Danica Cerce , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 26 no. 2 2012; (p. 143-149)
BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collecively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

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