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Notes

  • Editor's note: 'I have...chosen poems where there is an explicit first person viewpoint or a strong suggestion of personal observation...Most of the poems in this anthology have been written in the past twenty years...' Geoff Page.(pp.ix-xii).

Contents

* Contents derived from the Springwood, Blue Mountains, Sydney, New South Wales,: Butterfly Books , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Little Aeneidi"Set out then with all", David Malouf , 1974 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
Night Flighti"Passengers afloat on many thousand feet", Marion Alexopoulos , 1983 single work poetry (p. 3)
Planes Landingi"White metal tubes contain", Jamie Grant , 1978-1985 single work poetry (p. 4)
Londoni"It's not that men are tired of London", Kate Llewellyn , 1988 single work poetry (p. 5)
London Graffitii"The Gents off Piccadilly Underground", R. F. Brissenden , 1970 single work poetry (p. 6)
A Jackeroo in Kensingtoni"With a fistful of dollars in a knapsack", John Tranter , 1981 single work poetry A Jackeroo in Kensington (p. 7)
Travels en Famillei"She began at once to use the train compartment", Robert Gray , 1984 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
An April Album : Effigyi"A mere seventy years in the flesh", Peter Kocan , 1985 single work poetry (p. 10)
At Stonehengei"Under the enormous stones wind took our voices,", Rosemary Dobson , 1973 single work poetry (p. 11)
Boveney Churchi"Ahead in the mist, a squat church", Vicki Raymond , 1984 single work poetry (p. 12)
Farewell at East Finchleyi"After a day of Hertfordshire and August,", Vicki Raymond , 1985 single work poetry (p. 13)
An April Album : Bed and Breakfasti"I book in; toss my bag on the bed;", Peter Kocan , 1985 single work poetry (p. 14)
[Untitled] (from Wordsworth's House at Rydal)i"Inside, his cultured walls reveal", Mark O'Connor , 1992 single work poetry (p. 15)
At Haworthi"A name: incongruously mild", Anne Elder , 1973 single work poetry (p. 16)
That Dark Blue : Hampshire, 1979i"and I only notice these things", Susan Hampton , 1981 single work poetry (p. 17)
Vindaloo in Merthyr Tydfili"The first night of my second voyage to Wales,", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 18)
An April Album : April Sixteenthi"Today I went to Culloden", Peter Kocan , 1985 single work poetry (p. 19)
Scotland, Visitationi"North of Glasgow, the train wound like a kite's tail,", Robert Gray , 1985 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
A Set of Six : Belfasti"The day the store in King William Street burst", Alan Gould , 1978 single work poetry Belfast (p. 22)
4. Sligoi"Children. I have sowed them to the wind", Vera Newsom , 1988 single work poetry (p. 23)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Australian Poets in and about Europe Since the 1960s Igor Maver , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Literature Between Europe and Australia 1999; (p. 87-101)

'During my last study stay in Australia in 1994 I got hold of two handsome newly published books of poems that caught my attention as a European scholar doing research "down under". These two books discussed here are: On the Move: Australian Poets in Europe (1992), edited by Geoff Page, and Changing Places: Australian Writers in Europe (1994), edited by Laurie Hergenhan and Irmtraud Petersson. They have attracted some criticism in Australia, but hardly so in Europe, where the poems are set. It seems to be our task, of us European literary critics, to amend this, which this paper sets out to do.' (Publication abstract)

Literary Walkabouts : Contemporary Australian Writers on Their European Experiences Igor Maver , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Literature Between Europe and Australia 1999; (p. 56-74)

'It is amazing to see just how much travel writing, writmg which does not exclusively belong to this sub-genre of "creative non-fiction", and also how many non-Australian settings with emphasis on European and Asian ones there are in recent contemporary writing. This fact certainly speaks about a certain preoccupation or downright trait in the Australian national character. Perhaps, it is a reflection of a particular condition of being down under, derived from "a tradition of colonialism and post-colonialism; from geographical location, both a deterrent and a spur; from post-Romantic literary tradition, coinciding with the early years of white settlement; and from the universal lure of ideas of travel, never more flourishing than at the present" (Hergenhan, Petersson xiii).' (Publication abstract)

Untitled Lawrence Bourke , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1993; (p. 87-89)

— Review of On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe 1992 anthology poetry
Poems Not Grounded in Specific Landscape Alan Gould , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 March 1993; (p. C8)

— Review of The Chair of Babel Peter Porter 1992 selected work poetry ; On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe 1992 anthology poetry
With and Without Footnotes Penelope Nelson , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 37 no. 3 1993; (p. 87-88)

— Review of The Leaf, the Lion, the Lariat : Poems Stefanie Bennett 1992 selected work poetry ; Three Days Out of Tidal Town Anthony Lawrence 1992 selected work poetry ; Australian Alphabet Timoshenko Aslanides 1992 selected work poetry ; On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe 1992 anthology poetry ; Gravel Corners : Poems Geoff Page 1992 selected work poetry ; Lost Things and Other Poems Warrick Wynne 1992 selected work poetry
With and Without Footnotes Penelope Nelson , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 37 no. 3 1993; (p. 87-88)

— Review of The Leaf, the Lion, the Lariat : Poems Stefanie Bennett 1992 selected work poetry ; Three Days Out of Tidal Town Anthony Lawrence 1992 selected work poetry ; Australian Alphabet Timoshenko Aslanides 1992 selected work poetry ; On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe 1992 anthology poetry ; Gravel Corners : Poems Geoff Page 1992 selected work poetry ; Lost Things and Other Poems Warrick Wynne 1992 selected work poetry
Poems Not Grounded in Specific Landscape Alan Gould , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 March 1993; (p. C8)

— Review of The Chair of Babel Peter Porter 1992 selected work poetry ; On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe 1992 anthology poetry
Untitled Kathy Kituai , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , October no. 113 1992; (p. 24)

— Review of On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe 1992 anthology poetry
Untitled Lawrence Bourke , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Autumn vol. 38 no. 1 1993; (p. 87-89)

— Review of On the Move : Australian Poets in Europe 1992 anthology poetry
Literary Walkabouts : Contemporary Australian Writers on Their European Experiences Igor Maver , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Literature Between Europe and Australia 1999; (p. 56-74)

'It is amazing to see just how much travel writing, writmg which does not exclusively belong to this sub-genre of "creative non-fiction", and also how many non-Australian settings with emphasis on European and Asian ones there are in recent contemporary writing. This fact certainly speaks about a certain preoccupation or downright trait in the Australian national character. Perhaps, it is a reflection of a particular condition of being down under, derived from "a tradition of colonialism and post-colonialism; from geographical location, both a deterrent and a spur; from post-Romantic literary tradition, coinciding with the early years of white settlement; and from the universal lure of ideas of travel, never more flourishing than at the present" (Hergenhan, Petersson xiii).' (Publication abstract)

Australian Poets in and about Europe Since the 1960s Igor Maver , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Literature Between Europe and Australia 1999; (p. 87-101)

'During my last study stay in Australia in 1994 I got hold of two handsome newly published books of poems that caught my attention as a European scholar doing research "down under". These two books discussed here are: On the Move: Australian Poets in Europe (1992), edited by Geoff Page, and Changing Places: Australian Writers in Europe (1994), edited by Laurie Hergenhan and Irmtraud Petersson. They have attracted some criticism in Australia, but hardly so in Europe, where the poems are set. It seems to be our task, of us European literary critics, to amend this, which this paper sets out to do.' (Publication abstract)

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