The Saffron Picker single work   poetry   "Soon, she'll crouch again above each crocus,"
  • Author: Judith Beveridge
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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  • Author note: It is necessary to pick 150 000 crocuses in order to produce one kilogram of saffron.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Age 22 July 2000 Z657802 2000 newspaper issue 2000 pg. 6 Section: Saturday Extra
  • Appears in:
    y Open Boat, Barbed Wire Sky Sue Hicks (editor), Danny Gardner (editor), Sydney : Live Poets' Press , 2003 Z1015552 2003 anthology poetry Includes works by more than 80 poets, predominantly from Australia, but also including representation from South Africa, the USA, the UK and New Zealand. Money raised from the sale of the book is to be used to support refugees and asylum seekers. Sydney : Live Poets' Press , 2003 pg. 86
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Morning Herald 24-25 May 2003 Z1037386 2003 newspaper issue 2003 pg. 17 Section: Spectrum
  • Appears in:
    y Wolf Notes Judith Beveridge , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2003 Z1099576 2003 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units) Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2003 pg. 17
  • Appears in:
    y Cut By Stars Judith Beveridge , Spit Junction : River Road Press , 2007 Z1584376 2007 selected work poetry Spit Junction : River Road Press , 2007
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 1292
  • Appears in:
    y Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 Jennifer Harrison (editor), Kate Waterhouse (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1592305 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'Motherlode portrays the story of children and mothers from the perspective of women and their social and emotional contexts.' (The editors) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 292
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    y The Disappearing Sydney : The Red Room Company , 2012 Z1884581 2012 anthology poetry multimedia (taught in 1 units)

    The Disappearing is an innovative new [free] app for iPhone, iPad and Android that (literally) explores poetry and place. Transform the world around you with new poems by some of Australia's finest poets, who've created a poetic map charting traces, fragmentary histories, impressions and memories.

    Beginning with a collection of over 100 poems about Sydney, The Disappearing will stretch across Australia during 2012. Along with previously unpublished poetry, The Disappearing features exclusive videos of readings and interviews with poets. Users can upload their own poems to The Disappearing, preserving ideas, emotions and experiences about their own environment that vanish over time (publisher blurb sighted 5/9/2012).

    Sydney : The Red Room Company , 2012
    Note: Sound recording
  • Appears in:
    y Notes for the Translators : From 142 New Zealand and Australian Poets Christopher Kelen (editor), Macao : Association of Stories in Macao , 2012 Z1920358 2012 anthology poetry Macao : Association of Stories in Macao , 2012 pg. 42-44
    Note: Includes explanatory notes for translators.
  • Appears in:
    y Women's Work : A Collection of Contemporary Women's Poetry Libby Hathorn , Rachael Bailey , Sydney : Pax Press , 2013 Z1926861 2013 anthology poetry Sydney : Pax Press , 2013 pg. 55
  • Appears in:
    y Hook and Eye : A Selection of Poems Judith Beveridge , New York (City) : George Braziller , 2014 8769465 2014 selected work poetry

    'The third in Braziller's Series of Australian Poets, Judith Beveridge engages the world in ways that open up larger perspectives and deeper understandings. As the critic Clive James notes, Beveridge s work displays unfailing dignity of movement and quiet splendour. Whether in relation to the natural world around us or to our inner world of intellect and emotion, Beveridge s poems call us to account, exalting our capacity for knowledge and insisting upon the pleasures and responsibilities of attentiveness."' (Publication summary)

    New York (City) : George Braziller , 2014
    pg. 43-44
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