Deserted : As Seen at Devlin's Siding single work   poetry   "What made the porter stare so hard? what made the porter stare"
Alternative title: At Devlin's Siding
  • Author: Barcroft Boake http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/boake-barcroft
Issue Details: First known date: 1892 1892
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  • Appears in:
    y The Bulletin : Christmas Edition vol. 12 no. 670 17 December 1892 Z605107 1892 periodical issue 1892 pg. 22
  • Appears in:
    y Where the Dead Men Lie, and Other Poems Barcroft Boake , Alfred George Stephens (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1897 Z866614 1897 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1897 pg. 128-131
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    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 46-47
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    y Barcroft Boake: Collected Works, Edited, with a Life Barcroft Boake , W. F. Refshauge (editor), Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2007 Z1433606 2007 collected work poetry 'The 1890s produced an extraordinary outpouring of distinctively Australian writing. The most famous writers now are Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, but others were as well known in their day. Among the half-forgotten poets is Barcroft Boake, who as a young man from Sydney found a job up country, and fell in love with the bush way of life. From Western Queensland in summer to Adaminaby in winter, he lived that life, and it sustains his writing. His wrote about what he found: very real people, often people he knew, and their successes and disasters. But he was also a casualty of the hard times of the early 'nineties. In the grip of depression, aged just twenty-six, he killed himself. His best-known work is the ballad 'Where the Dead Men Lie', an Australian classic. He wrote many others as attractive but less well known. Here, they are all carefully edited, and the extensive notes include background on the events and characters in the poems.' (Publisher's blurb) Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2007 pg. 159-160; notes 275-276
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    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. 120-121
    Note: With title: At Devil's Siding

Works about this Work

The Bush Balladists' Turn Peter Pierce , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Country of Lost Children : An Australian Anxiety 1999; (p. 65-71)
The Railway in Australian Literature Russell McDougall , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian-Canadian Studies , vol. 5 no. 1 1987; (p. 13-20) World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 28 no. 1 1988; (p. 75-82)
The Railway in Australian Literature Russell McDougall , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian-Canadian Studies , vol. 5 no. 1 1987; (p. 13-20) World Literature Written in English , Spring vol. 28 no. 1 1988; (p. 75-82)
The Bush Balladists' Turn Peter Pierce , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Country of Lost Children : An Australian Anxiety 1999; (p. 65-71)
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