Faces in the Street single work   poetry   "They lie, the men who tell us, for reasons of their own,"
  • Author: Henry Lawson http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/lawson-henry
Issue Details: First known date: 1888 1888
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First line of verse: "They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone"
  • Appears in:
    y A Golden Shanty : Australian Stories and Sketches in Prose and Verse Sydney : Bulletin , 1890 Z465716 1890 anthology poetry short story prose Sydney : Bulletin , 1890 pg. 135-138
  • Appears in:
    y Our Country : Classic Australian Poetry : From the Colonial Ballads to Paterson & Lawson Michael Cook (editor), Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 Z1266972 2004 anthology poetry Seven Hills : Little Hills Press , 2004 pg. 157-160
  • Appears in:
    y Lawson Henry Lawson , John Schumann (composer), Australia : Bombora Music , 2005 Z1217527 2005 selected work poetry Australia : Bombora Music , 2005
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

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    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 263-266

Works about this Work

From the Archive : Phillip Street Peter FitzSimons , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , February no. 117 2013; (p. 17)
A Tribute to Henry Lawson Yvonne Pick , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Scope , April vol. 58 no. 3 2012; (p. 13)
Morphological Essence : Measurement Inexact, Yet Not Imprecise Stuart Grant , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 223-235)
Henry Lawson Peter Kirkpatrick , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Greats 2008; (p. 49-52)
In Lawson's Defence Geoffrey Lennie , 2004 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , May no. 137 2004; (p. 22)
That Shy Mysterious Poet Arthur Stace Peter Kirkpatrick , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 54-55 1997; (p. 63-70)
Colonial Poet to City Theorist? Michael Dransfield's Incomplete Evolution Jennifer Strauss , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 58-75)
Seminar on Henry Lawson Robert M. Slade , 1982 single work essay
— Appears in: IMP , September - December 1982; (p. 71) Looking Back (1988-1788) : The Bicentennial Book of the Rockhampton Writers' Club 1988; (p. 13)
A Singer with a Vision : The Battle Songs of Henry Lawson 1940 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 16 August 1940; (p. 2)
Henry Lawson was a visionary poet whose poetry foretold how the Australian identity would be forged in war.
Henry Lawson : Australian Poet of Revolt A. F. Howells , 1938 single work criticism
— Appears in: Point , October vol. 1 no. 2 1938; (p. 16-20)
Australian Bards i "If we would read the tales of woe - of pluck and trouble met", David H. Richards , 1904 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 January vol. 25 no. 1250 1904; (p. 21)
[Untitled] [The Bulletin, 26 September 1896] 1896 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 September vol. 17 no. 867 1896; (p. 8)
Henry Lawson : Australian Poet of Revolt A. F. Howells , 1938 single work criticism
— Appears in: Point , October vol. 1 no. 2 1938; (p. 16-20)
In Lawson's Defence Geoffrey Lennie , 2004 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , May no. 137 2004; (p. 22)
Seminar on Henry Lawson Robert M. Slade , 1982 single work essay
— Appears in: IMP , September - December 1982; (p. 71) Looking Back (1988-1788) : The Bicentennial Book of the Rockhampton Writers' Club 1988; (p. 13)
A Singer with a Vision : The Battle Songs of Henry Lawson 1940 single work column
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 16 August 1940; (p. 2)
Henry Lawson was a visionary poet whose poetry foretold how the Australian identity would be forged in war.
Henry Lawson Peter Kirkpatrick , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Greats 2008; (p. 49-52)
Colonial Poet to City Theorist? Michael Dransfield's Incomplete Evolution Jennifer Strauss , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Populous Places : Australian Cities and Towns 1992; (p. 58-75)
Morphological Essence : Measurement Inexact, Yet Not Imprecise Stuart Grant , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 223-235)
A Tribute to Henry Lawson Yvonne Pick , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Scope , April vol. 58 no. 3 2012; (p. 13)
From the Archive : Phillip Street Peter FitzSimons , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , February no. 117 2013; (p. 17)
[Untitled] [The Bulletin, 26 September 1896] 1896 single work biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 September vol. 17 no. 867 1896; (p. 8)
That Shy Mysterious Poet Arthur Stace Peter Kirkpatrick , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 54-55 1997; (p. 63-70)
Australian Bards i "If we would read the tales of woe - of pluck and trouble met", David H. Richards , 1904 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 January vol. 25 no. 1250 1904; (p. 21)
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