The Life of a Chinese Poet single work   poetry   "He was born in Tai-yuan, and lived to see the reign of six different emperors,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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    y Certain Things Robert Gray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 Z508604 1993 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann , 1993 pg. 53-55
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    y Quadrant vol. 37 no. 4 April 1993 Z656320 1993 periodical issue 1993 pg. 36-37
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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. 249-251
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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. 246-248
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 747-748
    Note: With first line: In his youth, as he recalled, the Great Causeway of the Heavens and the Earth trembled
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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. 174-176
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    China,
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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