y Against the Era : Poems selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Stanton Halik, in appreciation of dialectic, and in memory of John Kellock, leader, La Vida Jazz Band.
  • Epigraph: The subject... I think, of every possible form of poetry is the human condition. Eugenio Montale, 1972.
  • Epigraph: ...The time is coming near When none shall have books or music, none his dear, And only a fool will speak aloud his mind History is approaching a speechless end… John Berryman, 1948.
  • This book is divided into three sections:

    • Against the Era pp 13-54
    • Theorems of the Senses pp 55-78
    • West Coast Suite pp 79-97 Epigraph: Marine Night, white and green statue I love you: sleep with me... Love me with your space, with the river of your breathing, with all your inundated diamonds magnified: Love me without trace of truce, Give me the rightness of your refraction. Pablo Neruda, 1950

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Against the Erai"What can save us in this time", Rod Moran , 1983 single work poetry (p. 14)
Uneasy Bellsi"Uneasy bells ringing,", Rod Moran , 1986 single work poetry (p. 15)
Leadersi"Some will arrive there on the flat steel sea.", Rod Moran , 1986 single work poetry (p. 16)
Casualty (On the Mekong)i"There will be future wars", Rod Moran , 1982 single work poetry (p. 17)
Vietnam Items, Rod Moran , 1988 sequence poetry (p. 17-20)
Boat Peoplei"The albatross in silence tracks", Rod Moran , 1982 single work poetry (p. 18)
My Laii"The air-conditioner broke", Rod Moran , 1982 single work poetry (p. 18)
Veterani"Herbicidal and post-Vietnam,", Rod Moran , 1988 single work poetry (p. 19)
Letteri"This afternoon cinder,", Rod Moran , 1988 single work poetry (p. 20)
Staffroomi"Some doze in the thin autumn light,", Rod Moran , 1987 single work poetry (p. 21)
Ways of Laughingi"Laughing like a lost cause", Rod Moran , 1988 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Understanding Hegel / TVi"I have turned the kettle up;", Rod Moran , 1985 single work poetry (p. 24)
Elegyi"Only days beyond", Rod Moran , 1982 single work poetry war literature (p. 25-26)
`Waffen Skins', Melbournei"They strutted towards", Rod Moran , 1988 single work poetry (p. 27)
Single Motheri"A lanquid stroll in straight sunlight,", Rod Moran , 1985 single work poetry (p. 28)
Goya's `Third of May, 1808'i"In the background an imminent victim", Rod Moran , 1986 single work poetry (p. 29)
Watching the Evening Newsi"This world outdoes itself really,", Rod Moran , 1988 single work poetry (p. 30)
Mass Meetingi"Here we all are gathering in this place,", Rod Moran , 1985 single work poetry (p. 31)
Pedagogy Profundusi"He is a militant with a Drama Degree,", Rod Moran , 1988 single work poetry (p. 32)
Photo of My Father, 1951i"In this framed moment he smiles at me,", Rod Moran , 1986 single work poetry war literature (p. 33)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Hal Colebatch , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 35 no. 2 1990; (p. 78-81)

— Review of Against the Era : Poems Rod Moran 1988 selected work poetry
Common Strains of Political Concern Geoff Page , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 18-19 June 1988; (p. 15)

— Review of Against the Era : Poems Rod Moran 1988 selected work poetry
Common Strains of Political Concern Geoff Page , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 18-19 June 1988; (p. 15)

— Review of Against the Era : Poems Rod Moran 1988 selected work poetry
Untitled Hal Colebatch , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 35 no. 2 1990; (p. 78-81)

— Review of Against the Era : Poems Rod Moran 1988 selected work poetry
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