Lament for Passenger Pigeons single work   poetry   "The voice of water as it flows and falls,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1962-1973 1962-1973
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  • Appears in:
    y Alive : Poems 1971-72 Judith Wright , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z565913 1973 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 pg. 26-27
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    y Recent Queensland Poetry Greg McCart (editor), Deception Bay : Refulgence Publishers , 1975 Z121971 1975 anthology Deception Bay : Refulgence Publishers , 1975 pg. 35
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    y Creative Moment : World Poetry and Criticism Creative Moment : World Poetry and Criticism : Special Issue on Australian Women Poets no. 13 & 14 Margaret Diesendorf , 1976 Z1038973 1976 periodical issue 1976 pg. 26-27
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    y A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z9022 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'Judith Wright's own definitive selection of her poetry, covering the best and most memorable of her remarkable oeuvre.

    'From the elegant and moving precision of the first collection, The Moving Image (1946), to the political passion of Phantom Dwelling (1985), Wright's poetry speaks with intelligence and courage - and gracefully sensuous imagery.

    'Forty years of poetic production from Australia's best-loved poet.' (Publication summary)

    North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990
    pg. 169-170
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    y Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia vol. 10 Indooroopilly : Phoenix Publications , 1993 Z591899 1993 periodical issue Queensland : Words and All Indooroopilly : Phoenix Publications , 1993 pg. 338-339
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z501989 1994 selected work poetry war literature satire (taught in 8 units) Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 319-320
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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. 210-211
    Note: Epigraph: 'Don't ask for the meaning, ask for the use.' - Wittgenstein
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    y Birds : Poems Judith Wright , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1962 Z565163 1962 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'The poems in Judith Wright's Birds volume have long been recognised as among the best-loved poems written in Australia. Many people have grown up with the beguiling rhythms of 'Black Cockatoos', or the jauntiness of 'The Wagtail'. Now, in this new edition, commemorating 25 years since the poems were last published as a single collection, these works appear with six additional poems and a personal introduction by the poet's daughter Meredith McKinney, for whom many of the poems were written. The poems are complemented by full-colour illustrations drawn from the National Library's Pictures Collection, featuring the work of artists such as John Lewin, Lionel Lindsay, Lilian Medland, William T. Cooper and Betty Temple Watts. 'Birds' is both a celebration of Judith Wright (1915-2000) as writer and passionate environmentalist, and of the centrality of birds in the poet's imagination. ' (Publication summary)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2003
    pg. 74-75
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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. 264-265

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