y An Eye for a Tooth : Poems selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1968 1968
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Notes

  • Dedication: To Philip Martin, a true friend.
  • Epigraph:

    Length of days for the dying,

    Blank cheques for pain,

    Food for the gluttonous,

    No end of rain

    For the roofless, the starving,

    No sign of cloud

    For the blister-lipped farmer,

    For the lonely a crowd

    Of dreams going begging,

    For the tramp, the police,

    For the peace-loving, war,

    For the war-lovers, peace.

    Not blindfold, this justice,

    But cross-eyed, in truth,

    Which asks (in all fairness)

    An eye for a tooth.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Cheshire , 1968 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Victimsi"Around 1 a.m., after the last bus home,", Bruce Dawe , 1966 single work poetry (p. 1)
The Tree Pulled Downi"The wagtail's sweet switch of sound", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 2)
The Not-So-Good Earthi"For a while there we had 25-inch Chinese peasant families", Bruce Dawe , 1966 single work poetry satire (p. 3)
By as Little as A Look...i"By as little as a look,", Bruce Dawe , 1967 single work poetry (p. 4)
Which One's the Dogi"`Which one's the dog?' you find yourself saying", Bruce Dawe , 1967 single work poetry satire (p. 5)
The Fiction of Silencei"This house has silence the way other houses have noise.", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 6)
Weeks In A House Alonei"The clothes-line bears its squad of unpaid ghosts", Bruce Dawe , 1967 single work poetry (p. 7)
The Rock-Throweri"Out in the suburbs I hear", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 8-9)
Government Statisticsi"Once they had wives and sweethearts", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Name the Nation...i"who were never wrong", Bruce Dawe , 1966 single work poetry (p. 12)
Beatitudesi"Blessed are the files marked ACTION in the INWARD tray", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 13)
Driftersi"One day soon he'll tell her it's time to start packing,", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 14)
Presciencei"To think that out of dreaming I must wake", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 15)
The Scavengersi"What you first notice when you get to Hell", Bruce Dawe , 1967 single work poetry (p. 16)
Near Murgoni"Speak to him. Ask him the way to Murgon", Bruce Dawe , 1966 single work poetry (p. 17)
Bring Out Your Christsi"We tried to hold him back", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 18)
A Gloom of One's Owni"Being only a small creature", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 19)
For Inscription on a Statue Facing Eastwardsi"Give us your leaders who've seen better days,", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 20)
On the Conferring of an Honorary Doctorate of Law on a Politiciani"Let snakes be shod! Prepare the mare her nest!", Bruce Dawe , 1968 single work poetry (p. 21)
In the New Landscapei"In the new landscape there will be only cars", Bruce Dawe , 1966 single work poetry (p. 22-23)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

'A' is for? Representations of Asia in the Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 343-352) Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe 2002; (p. 88-101)
The Singer of Concerns : A Profile of Bruce Dawe Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1987 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 108 1987; (p. 38-48)
Patricians and Makers Evan Jones , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 22 February 1969; (p. 22)

— Review of Selected Poems 1942-1968 David Campbell 1968 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry
Public Worlds: Private Places : A Review of Recent Australian Poetry S. E. Lee , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 28 no. 2 1968; (p. 145-160)

— Review of Elijah's Ravens : Poems Hal Porter 1968 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; The Rock and the Pool Margaret Irvin 1967 selected work poetry ; Grendel Roland Robinson 1967 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry ; Hammers and Seagulls : poems Victor Williams 1966 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems 1936-1967 Douglas Stewart 1967 selected work poetry ; Bungalow and Hurricane : new poems David Rowbotham 1967 selected work poetry ; The Dolphin Dorothy Auchterlonie 1967 selected work poetry ; Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; East of Living J. M. Couper 1967 selected work poetry ; The Rebel General Chris Wallace-Crabbe 1967 selected work poetry
Poems Here and There Elizabeth Marsh , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , October no. 3 1968; (p. 52-57)

— Review of A Taste of Salt Water : Poems Thomas Shapcott 1967 selected work poetry ; Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; The Rock and the Pool Margaret Irvin 1967 selected work poetry ; Grendel Roland Robinson 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry
New Impulses in Poetry Laurie Clancy , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 39 1968; (p. 49-51)

— Review of Understandings : Poems Evan Jones 1967 selected work poetry ; Eyewitness : Poems Rodney Hall 1967 selected work poetry ; New Impulses in Australian Poetry 1968 anthology poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems : Volume 2 Gwen Harwood 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry ; Sheaf Tosser and Other Poems Eric Rolls 1967 selected work poetry ; Frozen Section Grace Perry 1967 selected work poetry
Untitled Bruce Beaver , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 1968; (p. 17)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled Katharine England , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 March 1968; (p. 24)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry
Untitled D. Green , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 April 1968; (p. 10)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; Woman to Man Judith Wright 1946 single work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
An Aye for an Eye Thomas Shapcott , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April vol. 7 no. 6 1968; (p. 106-107)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Two Poems Relevant to Today's World R. Hall , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 September 1968; (p. 12)

— Review of Poems : Volume 2 Gwen Harwood 1968 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled Robert Burns , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Magazine , December no. 6 1968; (p. 38-41)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled Dennis Douglas , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 March 1968; (p. 13)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Some Recent Australian Poets Ronald T. Dunlop , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , October no. 24 1968; (p. 36-39)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Open at Random : Poems Bruce Beaver 1967 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry ; Windmill Country Dorothy Hewett 1968 selected work poetry ; I Learn by Going : poems Craig Powell 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled M. H , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 21 March 1968; (p. 18)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Involved Poet Margaret Irvin , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 March vol. 90 no. 4594 1968; (p. 76)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled James McAuley , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Twentieth Century , (1968-1969) vol. 23 no. 1968; (p. 84-85)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Reviewed 68 Choice Geoff Page , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 December 1968; (p. 9)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Public Worlds: Private Places : A Review of Recent Australian Poetry S. E. Lee , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 28 no. 2 1968; (p. 145-160)

— Review of Elijah's Ravens : Poems Hal Porter 1968 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; The Rock and the Pool Margaret Irvin 1967 selected work poetry ; Grendel Roland Robinson 1967 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry ; Hammers and Seagulls : poems Victor Williams 1966 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems 1936-1967 Douglas Stewart 1967 selected work poetry ; Bungalow and Hurricane : new poems David Rowbotham 1967 selected work poetry ; The Dolphin Dorothy Auchterlonie 1967 selected work poetry ; Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; East of Living J. M. Couper 1967 selected work poetry ; The Rebel General Chris Wallace-Crabbe 1967 selected work poetry
Poems Here and There Elizabeth Marsh , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , October no. 3 1968; (p. 52-57)

— Review of A Taste of Salt Water : Poems Thomas Shapcott 1967 selected work poetry ; Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; The Rock and the Pool Margaret Irvin 1967 selected work poetry ; Grendel Roland Robinson 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry
New Impulses in Poetry Laurie Clancy , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 39 1968; (p. 49-51)

— Review of Understandings : Poems Evan Jones 1967 selected work poetry ; Eyewitness : Poems Rodney Hall 1967 selected work poetry ; New Impulses in Australian Poetry 1968 anthology poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems : Volume 2 Gwen Harwood 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry ; Sheaf Tosser and Other Poems Eric Rolls 1967 selected work poetry ; Frozen Section Grace Perry 1967 selected work poetry
Untitled Bruce Beaver , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 1968; (p. 17)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled Katharine England , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 March 1968; (p. 24)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry
Untitled D. Green , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 April 1968; (p. 10)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; Woman to Man Judith Wright 1946 single work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
An Aye for an Eye Thomas Shapcott , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April vol. 7 no. 6 1968; (p. 106-107)

— Review of Segments of the Bowl Robert Clark 1967 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Patricians and Makers Evan Jones , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 22 February 1969; (p. 22)

— Review of Selected Poems 1942-1968 David Campbell 1968 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry
Two Poems Relevant to Today's World R. Hall , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 September 1968; (p. 12)

— Review of Poems : Volume 2 Gwen Harwood 1968 selected work poetry ; An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled Robert Burns , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Magazine , December no. 6 1968; (p. 38-41)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled Dennis Douglas , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 March 1968; (p. 13)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Some Recent Australian Poets Ronald T. Dunlop , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , October no. 24 1968; (p. 36-39)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry ; Open at Random : Poems Bruce Beaver 1967 selected work poetry ; Poems Soft and Loud Geoffrey Dutton 1967 selected work poetry ; Windmill Country Dorothy Hewett 1968 selected work poetry ; I Learn by Going : poems Craig Powell 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled M. H , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Advocate: A Weekly Catholic Journal , 21 March 1968; (p. 18)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Involved Poet Margaret Irvin , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 March vol. 90 no. 4594 1968; (p. 76)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Untitled James McAuley , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Twentieth Century , (1968-1969) vol. 23 no. 1968; (p. 84-85)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
Reviewed 68 Choice Geoff Page , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 December 1968; (p. 9)

— Review of An Eye for a Tooth : Poems Bruce Dawe 1968 selected work poetry
The Singer of Concerns : A Profile of Bruce Dawe Graeme Kinross-Smith , 1987 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , September no. 108 1987; (p. 38-48)
'A' is for? Representations of Asia in the Poetry of Bruce Dawe Dennis Haskell , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Directions in Australian Studies : Papers of the Inaugural Conference of The Asian Association for the Study of Australia (ASAA), "Creative Configurations", Kerala, India (1997) 2000; (p. 343-352) Attuned to Alien Moonlight : The Poetry of Bruce Dawe 2002; (p. 88-101)
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