At the Wall single work   poetry   "our soft little lives"
  • Author: Pamela Brown
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y This World/This Place Pamela Brown , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z469068 1994 selected work poetry prose short story St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 93-95
  • Appears in:
    y A Salt Reader John Kinsella (editor), Applecross : Folio , 1995 Z114250 1995 anthology poetry obituary biography interview Salt [1995]; no.5-7 Applecross : Folio , 1995 pg. 174-176
  • Appears in:
    y Poems About War Balmain : The Poets Union , 2002- Z1017253 2002- website Website contains a collection of poems by Australian poets concerning war. It was created as part of a campaign against war between a United States led coalition and Iraq. Balmain : The Poets Union , 2002-
    Note: Epigraph: I'd written myself into a wall -- James Baldwin
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 293-295
  • 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)

    '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. 1152-1154
Last amended 22 Sep 2009
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