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Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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    y Texas Quarterly vol. 5 no. 2 Summer Joseph Jones (editor), 1962 Z610592 1962 periodical issue 1962 pg. 54
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    y A Beachcomber's Diary : Ninety Sea Sonnets John Blight , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z546323 1963 selected work poetry Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 pg. 71
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Verse Harry Payne Heseltine (editor), Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 Z334403 1972 anthology poetry Selection of works by Australian poets from Charles Harpur (1813-1868) to Charles Buckmaster (b. 1951). Ringwood Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1972 pg. 236
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    y Selected Poems, 1939-1975 John Blight , Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 Z544908 1976 selected work poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 pg. 127
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    y Selected Poems 1939-1990 John Blight , Martin Duwell (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z56128 1992 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 60
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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
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