Bum's Rush single work   poetry   "Becoming an eskimo isn't hard once you must."
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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Notes

  • Epigraph: Yea, is not even Apollo, with hair and harpstring of gold / A bitter God to follow, a beautiful God to behold. - Swinburne.
  • In Twelve Poets the date January 1969 is printed after the poem, suggesting that this is the date it was written.
  • Punctuation varies between versions.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Streets of the Long Voyage Michael Dransfield , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 Z446400 1970 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1970 pg. 48
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Now Thomas Shapcott (editor), South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1970 Z53916 1970 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Sun Books , 1970 pg. 204-205
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    y Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 12 Poets, 1950-1970 Alexander Craig (editor), Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1971 Z77157 1971 anthology poetry Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1971 pg. 230-231
  • Appears in:
    y Drug Poems Michael Dransfield , Melbourne : Sun Books , 1972 Z446185 1972 selected work poetry Melbourne : Sun Books , 1972 pg. 13
  • Appears in:
    y Gesture of a Hand David Malouf (editor), Artarmon : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1975 Z1241655 1975 anthology poetry Artarmon : Holt, Rinehart and Winston , 1975 pg. 5
    Note: With title: Bums' Rush. First line: Becoming an eskimo isnt hard once you must.
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 Z399014 1976 anthology Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 pg. 277
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poems in Perspective : A Collection of Poems and Critical Commentaries P. K. Elkin (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 Z365352 1978 anthology poetry criticism biography St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 pg. 217
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    y The New Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), St Lucia : Makar Press , 1979 Z143928 1979 anthology poetry biography St Lucia : Makar Press , 1979 pg. 53-54
  • Appears in:
    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 376-377
  • Appears in:
    y Michael Dransfield : Collected Poems Michael Dransfield , Rodney Hall (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987 Z368455 1987 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1987 pg. 30-31
  • Appears in:
    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. 64-65
  • Appears in:
    y Michael Dransfield : A Retrospective Michael Dransfield , John Kinsella (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 Z965225 2002 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2002 pg. 12-13
    Note: Epigraph: 'Yea, is not even Apollo, with hair and harpstring of gold A bitter God to follow, a beautiful God to behold." - Swinburne
Alternative title: Pengusiran
First line of verse: "Becoming an eskimo isn't hard once you must.=Jadi orang eskimo tak sulit jika memang harus."
Language: English , Indonesian
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