Sonnets for Robert Duncan 1919-1988 single work   poetry   "Life today is a flowering bush of blue,"
  • Author: Robert Adamson
Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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  • A poem in four numbered parts.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Clean Dark Robert Adamson , Sydney : Paper Bark Press , 1989 Z367130 1989 selected work poetry Sydney : Paper Bark Press , 1989 pg. 74-77 Section: Part 3: Imagination, A Flame with Many Tongues
  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems 1970-1989 Robert Adamson , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z223512 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 pg. 258-259
  • Appears in:
    y Scripsi vol. 6 no. 1 1990 Z624680 1990 periodical issue 1990 pg. 137-139
  • Appears in:
    y Mulberry Leaves : New and Selected Poems 1970-2001 Robert Adamson , Chris Edwards (editor), St Leonards : Paper Bark Press , 2001 Z874442 2001 selected work poetry St Leonards : Paper Bark Press , 2001 pg. 186-189
    Note: With title: Sonnets For Robert Duncan
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Library APRIL; APL; The Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library John Tranter , Sydney : 2004- Z1368099 2004- website

    'The Australian Poetry Library (APL) aims to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of Australian poetry by providing access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audio/visual recordings.

    This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL, the Copyright Agency Limited. Teachers, students and readers of Australian poetry can also create personalised anthologies, which can be purchased and downloaded. Print on demand versions will be availabe from Sydney University Press in the near future.

    It is hoped that the APL will encourage teachers to use more Australian material in their English classes, as well as making Australian poetry much more available to readers in remote and regional areas and overseas. It will also help Australian poets, not only by developing new audiences for their work but by allowing them to receive payment for material still in copyright, thus solving the major problem associated with making this material accessible on the Internet.

    The Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL). Begun in 2004 with a prototype site developed by leading Australian poet John Tranter, the project has been funded by a major Linkage Grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC), CAL and the University of Sydney Library. A team of researchers from the University of Sydney, led by Professor Elizabeth Webby and John Tranter, in association with CAL, have developed the Australian Poetry Library as a permanent and wide-ranging Internet archive of Australian poetry resources.' Source: (Sighted 30/05/2011).

    Sydney : 2004-
  • Appears in:
    y The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems Robert Adamson , Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 Z1535162 2008 selected work poetry 'The Golden Bird brings together the best of Robert Adamson's work from the last four decades, as well as many superb new poems. Selected and arranged by the author, it provides an accessible introduction to Australia's foremost lyric poet and an insight into the recurring themes that have shaped his remarkable body of work.' (Publisher's blurb) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 pg. 143-145

Works about this Work

Making of the Poet : Shadows and Shades in the Poetry of Robert Adamson Shikha Jhanwar , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Prosopisia , vol. 2 no. 2 2010; (p. 46-58)
Making of the Poet : Shadows and Shades in the Poetry of Robert Adamson Shikha Jhanwar , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Prosopisia , vol. 2 no. 2 2010; (p. 46-58)
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