Flames and Dangling Wire single work   poetry   "On the highway across the marshland."
Issue Details: First known date: 1977 1977
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  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 21 no. 1 January 1977 Z590353 1977 periodical issue 1977 pg. 40
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    y The Younger Australian Poets Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1983 Z52999 1983 anthology poetry Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1983 pg. 123-125
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    y Selected Poems 1963-1983 Robert Gray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 Z264699 1985 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1985 pg. 65-67
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    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 pg. 330-331
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    y Anthology of Australian Religious Poetry Les Murray (editor), Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 Z212505 1986 anthology poetry Blackburn : Collins Dove , 1986 pg. 114-115
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    y Selected Poems Robert Gray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z425541 1990 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 pg. 69-71
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    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 305-306
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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. 375-376
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    y New and Selected Poems Robert Gray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1995 Z284053 1995 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1995 pg. 68-70
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    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 336-337
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    y New Selected Poems Robert Gray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z247102 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 68-70
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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. 75-76
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    y Grass Script : Selected Earlier Poems. Robert Gray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z942576 2001 selected work poetry The poems in this representative collection were written between 1968 and 1987 and are drawn from Creek Water Journal (1974), Grass Script (1978), The Skylight (1983) and Piano (1988). Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 42-44
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    y The Canberra Times 26 March 2005 Z1185148 2005 newspaper issue 2005 pg. 14 Section: Panorama
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    y 80 Great Poems from Chaucer to Now Geoff Page (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2006 Z1313999 2006 anthology poetry criticism A collection of Page's criticisms previously published separately in the Canberra Times under the title 'ReVerse'. Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2006 pg. 313-315
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    y Cumulus : Collected Poems Robert Gray , St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012 Z1893435 2012 selected work poetry 'This book is a landmark in Australian poetry. For Cumulus, Robert Gray has chosen all he wishes to retain from his eight volumes of poetry, some of it considerably and significantly revised. He has included here a new book, "Nameless Earth", not previously published in Australia.

    'Gray has been a daring and original experimenter in the free verse line, and also at times with traditional forms. Equally, his work is notable for its frequent, uncanny rightness in the creation of images. His thinking shows a remarkable fluency in both Eastern and Western philosophies (Gray has referred to himself as a Buddhist heretic). These are all modernist pathways, and this poetry negotiates them with a lucid, classical temper.

    'Most striking is an ever-alert immediacy—a perception and reflectiveness in the fluid moment. Whether through his sensuous language or his powerful engagement with ideas, Gray's poetry continually opens us to a fresh involvement with the physical world.' (From the publisher's website.)
    St Kilda : John Leonard Press , 2012
    pg. 50-52
Alternative title: Kobaran Api dan Kawat Putus
First line of verse: "On the highway across the marshland.=Di suatu jalan raya di daerah rawa-rawa."
Language: English , Indonesian

Works about this Work

ReVerse Geoff Page , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 March 2005; (p. 14) 80 Great Poems from Chaucer to Now 2006; (p. 315-317)
y The NEAP Guide to Poems of Robert Gray : NEAP Guide Mary Manning , Carlton : Pelham Publishing , 1999 Z17213 1999 single work criticism
The Image and the Voice : Robert Gray Alan Gould , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 38 no. 3 1994; (p. 64-66) The Totem Ship 1996; (p. 189-195)
ReVerse Geoff Page , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 March 2005; (p. 14) 80 Great Poems from Chaucer to Now 2006; (p. 315-317)
The Image and the Voice : Robert Gray Alan Gould , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 38 no. 3 1994; (p. 64-66) The Totem Ship 1996; (p. 189-195)
y The NEAP Guide to Poems of Robert Gray : NEAP Guide Mary Manning , Carlton : Pelham Publishing , 1999 Z17213 1999 single work criticism
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