Drums in the Suburb single work   poetry   "Saturday afternoons"
  • Author: Judith Rodriguez http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rodriguez-judith
Issue Details: First known date: 1973 1973
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    y Nu-Plastik Fanfare Red : And Other Poems Judith Rodriguez , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1973 Z407962 1973 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1973 pg. 51-52
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    y Australian Verse from 1805 : A Continuum Geoffrey Dutton (editor), Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 Z399014 1976 anthology Adelaide : Rigby , 1976 pg. 302-303
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    y The House by Water : New and Selected Poems Judith Rodriguez , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z827673 1988 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 pg. 105-106
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    y Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 15
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