Eve-Song single work   poetry   "I span and Eve span"
Issue Details: First known date: 1918 1918
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First known date: 1918
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    y An Anthology of Australian Verse George Mackaness (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 6472657 1952 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1952 pg. 110-111
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    y From the Ballads to Brennan T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 Z407973 1964 anthology poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1964 pg. 269-270
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    y Mary Gilmore : A Tribute Barrie Ovenden (editor), Dymphna Cusack (editor), T. Inglis Moore (editor), Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1965 Z81377 1965 selected work biography poetry Sydney : Australasian Book Society , 1965 pg. 163
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 Z334403 1972 anthology poetry Selection of works by Australian poets from Charles Harpur (1813-1868) to Charles Buckmaster (b. 1951). Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 pg. 86
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    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 84-85
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    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 pg. 54
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    y Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century Robert Gray (editor), Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 Z27032 1991 anthology poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1991 pg. 31-32
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Love Poems Jennifer Strauss (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1993 Z203381 1993 anthology poetry war literature satire humour romance Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1993 pg. 22-23
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    y An Anthology of Australian Literature Hoju munhak chonjip Ch'oe Chin-yong (editor), Cynthia Van Den Driesen (editor), Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 Z994880 1995 anthology poetry short story Seoul : Hansin Munhwasa , 1995 pg. 66-67
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    y The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse Beatrice Davis , Melbourne : Nelson , 1984 Z315151 1984 anthology poetry biography Sydney : State Library of New South Wales Press , 1996 pg. 54
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 289
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    y Hell and After : Four Early English-Language Poets of Australia Les Murray (editor), Manchester Petersham : Carcanet ETT Imprint , 2005 Z1219692 2005 anthology poetry prose Manchester Petersham : Carcanet ETT Imprint , 2005 pg. 47-48
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    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)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 256
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    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 340
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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. 110-111

Works about this Work

An Exploration of Mary Gilmore’s Concept of Marriage Reflected in “Eve-Song” and Other Poems“ Yunyi Zhu , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies in China: Research on Australia by Chinese Scholars 2012;
'A highly-respected patriotic poet and political reformer in Australia, Mary Gilmore did not arouse the reader’s enough interest in and attention to her poetry on love and marriage. In order to have a comprehensive understanding of her poetry, this paper, from the perspective of ethical literary criticism, intends to explore the author’s concept of marriage reflected in some poems on this topic, with emphasis on “Eve-song” from the husband’s ethical chaos, the wife’s ethical dilemma and choice, discloses that a happy marriage is not only based on love, but responsibility and tolerance, and thus, calls the readers’ reflections on problems in relation to marriage ethics and the construction of a harmonious society.' (Publication abstract)
An Exploration of Mary Gilmore’s Concept of Marriage Reflected in “Eve-Song” and Other Poems“ Yunyi Zhu , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies in China: Research on Australia by Chinese Scholars 2012;
'A highly-respected patriotic poet and political reformer in Australia, Mary Gilmore did not arouse the reader’s enough interest in and attention to her poetry on love and marriage. In order to have a comprehensive understanding of her poetry, this paper, from the perspective of ethical literary criticism, intends to explore the author’s concept of marriage reflected in some poems on this topic, with emphasis on “Eve-song” from the husband’s ethical chaos, the wife’s ethical dilemma and choice, discloses that a happy marriage is not only based on love, but responsibility and tolerance, and thus, calls the readers’ reflections on problems in relation to marriage ethics and the construction of a harmonious society.' (Publication abstract)
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