The Meatworks single work   poetry   "Most of them worked around the slaughtering"
Issue Details: First known date: 1982 1982
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Alternative title: The Meat Works
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    y Consolidation : The Second Paperback Poets Anthology Thomas Shapcott (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 Z45656 1982 anthology poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1982 pg. 182-183
    Note: With title: The Meat Works
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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. 117-118
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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. 26-27
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    y Two Centuries of Australian Poetry Mark O'Connor (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 Z322247 1988 anthology poetry criticism Contains poems grouped into 18 thematic sections (19 in 2nd. ed.) ; each section has an introduction, notes and suggestions for study activities and further study. Biographical notes on authors and indexes also included. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1988 pg. 112-113
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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. 27-29
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    y Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology John Leonard (editor), Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 Z361533 1990 anthology poetry humour war literature Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 pg. 149-150
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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. 29-30
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    y The Oxford Book of Modern Australian Verse Peter Porter (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z397894 1996 anthology poetry extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 182-183
    Note: With title: The Meat Works
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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. 28-30
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    y Landbridge : Contemporary Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1999 Z310159 1999 anthology poetry North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1999 pg. 143-144
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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. 19-20
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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. 22-23

Works about this Work

A Hymn to the Optic Nerve : The Poetry of Robert Gray Jeffrey Poacher , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 5 (New Series) 2003; (p. 223-229)
y The NEAP Guide to Poems of Robert Gray : NEAP Guide Mary Manning , Carlton : Pelham Publishing , 1999 Z17213 1999 single work criticism
A Hymn to the Optic Nerve : The Poetry of Robert Gray Jeffrey Poacher , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Heat , no. 5 (New Series) 2003; (p. 223-229)
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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